On Easter, Christians around the world celebrate the most important tenant of our faith: that Jesus triumphed over death and rose again to new life.
The Gospel of Mark recalls that three women were the first to discover the empty tomb of Jesus. After they had done so, they went to go tell Jesus' disciples.
After they discovered the empty tomb, Jesus appeared to Mary Magdalene, who recognized Him after He called her by name. He then appeared to His disciples and showed them the wounds on His hands from the cross.
On Easter, the sorrow of Good Friday is replaced with the joy of Jesus's resurrection. The disciples who thought they had lost their friend, teacher, and savior learned that He had triumphed over death and returned to them.
Through this resurrection, Jesus conquered death not only for Himself, but for all of us, too. Thanks to Him, the relationship we break with God through our sin can be restored. After our death, we can be with Him in Heaven.
Hallelujah, He is risen! Happy Easter!
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