Mark 16:1-8 (NIV) 1 When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body. 2 Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb 3 and they asked each other, “Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?” 4 But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away. 5 As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed. 6 “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. 7 But go, tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.’” 8 Trembling and bewildered, the women went out and fled from the tomb. They said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid.
The Greatest Week Ever On Sunday morning two ladies named Mary and one named Salome would go to his tomb to see that it was empty. This is the greatest week ever, not because of Jesus’ death, but because of His resurrection. The word atonement means the act by which God restores a relationship of harmony and unity between Himself and human beings. “Resurrection Sunday,” as most Christians call it, is the most important day ever because of His resurrection. It is through Jesus’ resurrection that we no longer have limited access to God. In one moment, God’s grace and forgiveness restores us to a relationship with Himself. This Resurrection Sunday, we celebrate the greatest week ever by celebrating what Jesus did for us.