On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. 2 They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3 but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. 5 In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? 6 He is not here; he has risen!
It’s good not to keep the Easter story to Easter! There is a sense in which we live in a perpetual Easter, living in the light of Jesus’ resurrection and continual life and reign. This makes the angel’s question all the more pertinent – where do we look for Jesus? Do we seek him in just in stories of the past from Palestine 2000 years ago, or are we open to encountering him today?
Father, help us by the Spirit to see Jesus at work not just in the Bible and in the past, but also in our daily lives today.