It was the first day of the week following Passover, the third day since Jesus was crucified and buried in a borrowed tomb. Early in the morning, before the sun came up, several women including Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and others came to the tomb with spices to complete the burial process they had started when Jesus was first placed in the tomb. But upon their return, things were not as they expected…
Why do you seek the living among the dead?
Arriving at the tomb they found the stone was rolled away and the grave was empty. Perplexed and concerned that someone had stolen the body of Jesus, there appeared to them angels with the message of the miraculous resurrection, the resurrection of Jesus Christ that we commemorate today.
We at Bible or Not pray that you all have a wonderful and blessed Easter Sunday! Here is the complete passage from the Gospel of Luke, we are sure you will enjoy to see where the quote “why seek ye the living among the dead” is found.
1 Now on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they, and certain other women with them, came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared.
2 But they found the stone rolled away from the tomb.
3 Then they went in and did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.
4 And it happened, as they were greatly perplexed about this, that behold, two men stood by them in shining garments.
5 Then, as they were afraid and bowed their faces to the earth, they said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead?
6 He is not here, but is risen! Remember how He spoke to you when He was still in Galilee,
7 saying, ‘The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.’”
8 And they remembered His words.
9 Then they returned from the tomb and told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest.
10 It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them, who told these things to the apostles.
Luke 24:1-10 NKJV