What is Jesus doing in this painting? What is He holding in His hands? Can you see something that lets us know how much God loves Him?
Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!” — John 20:1-2 (NIV)
God’s plan had not failed! Death and Satan did not win! After three days in the tomb, Jesus rose from the dead. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the single most important thing that ever happened in the history of the world. What do your history books say is important? It is even more important than Christmas Day, when we celebrate His birth, and Good Friday, when we remember His crucifixion. If He had never risen from the grave, none of the other things would mean very much. Jesus is the only One who has ever won over death, and He did it for us. We can live forever with Him. Even when we face death, it is just a way to real life in heaven with God. Even when our friends and family die, we know we will see them again if they have accepted Him. All who trust in Christ will live forever. Have you trusted in Christ?