How those three words changed everything.
I can't imagine how the disciples and those who loved Jesus felt for those two long dark days following the crucifixion.
Everything was lost.
Dreams were shattered.
Hope seemed to have slipped away right through their fingers.
The candle was snuffed out.
or so it seemed...
Darkness fell. His friends scattered, hope seemed lost - But heaven just started counting to three.
Very early on that Sunday morning oh so many years ago, some women went to the tomb to anoint Jesus' body in spices that they had prepared. But they arrived at an empty tomb. The stone had been rolled away. And then they were greeted with the greatest news that was ever spoken...
"Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; HE HAS RISEN!"
Our Lord had done it. Death had no sting. Death had no power. Love had won. Christ had overcome.
Love - 1 | Death- 0