Though the sun was bright, the day was dark. The women who came to anoint the decaying body of Jesus were now doubly saddened. Not only had they witnessed His brutal beating and murder, they also had convincing evidence of His body being shamefully stolen. So they wept.
Taking one last look inside the tomb, the women noticed two angels dazzling in appearance. As they bowed in fear, the angels asked, “Why do you seek the living among the dead?”
It was a strange question, but the implication was obvious. Their sadness was taking a turn to joy. “He is not here, but has risen,” the angel continued. “Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and on the third day rise.”
Hearing these words, great joy sprang up in their hearts. Their Lord had risen from the dead as He said! The absence of His body now made sense.
The angel instructed the women to run and tell the disciples. As they left the tomb, they heard a familiar voice. “Greetings!” It was Jesus! Once doubly saddened, they were now overjoyed. They fell to His feet and worshiped.
The women looked a second time in the tomb, desperately seeking Jesus. They found the angels who shared the good news and pointed them toward the Lord. The report changed their sorrow to delight. Then, in their seeking, Jesus found them. Their joy was made perfect.
In our seeking, God finds us. In our wonder, He fills our hearts with joy. Do you seek Jesus in God’s Word and find yourself in wonder of His glorious works and infinite beauty? Are you eager to find Him in your day as He guides you toward heavenly encounters? Seek Him diligently and be in wonder of His glory!