Jesus Has Risen
Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. There they saw an angel of the Lord sitting on the stone that had sealed Jesus’ tomb. The angel said to the women, “Don’t be afraid. I know that you are looking for Jesus, but He is not here; He has risen, just as he said. Come look.”
They looked in and were afraid but still filled with joy. They ran to tell the disciples and suddenly Jesus met them. “Do not be afraid,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. Matthew 28:1-10
These are troubling times. We are sealed up in our homes, sealed off from others. But, we know that because the stone was rolled back, because Jesus has risen, hope is replaced with certainty, isolation replaced with community and death is overcome.