The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light!
On Friday Jesus was crucified. When he gave up his spirit, the day gave up its light. The body of the Messiah was placed in a pitch black tomb -- he was dead. The night gave way to dawn.
Saturday, the sepulchre remained silent. No movement-- no life -- nothing. The Light of the world remained shrouded in darkness.
On Sunday, a small band of brokenhearted women shuffled along to the place where their battered friend lay. Clutched in their hands were spices -- they would anoint the stiffened corpse of the One they loved. When they arrived the tomb was empty, and the body was gone!
In the blackness -- God had been at work. Men, brilliant as flashes of lightning, had rolled the stone away . . .
The tomb exploded with light!
Death fled -- chased by life!
Jesus was alive—resurrected by the power of God!
The One who came to give his life for us proved that the grave could not hold him!
He had risen!
His is risen!
Victor oer' the dark domain!
He is life!
We are his testimonials -- The people in darkness have seen a great light.
He is risen!
He is risen indeed!