Early in the morning on what we now call “resurrection morning” some of the women went to the tomb of Jesus to finish the proper burial procedures. The huge stone was rolled out of the way and Jesus wasn’t in the grave. What could all this mean?

Jesus first appeared alive to Mary and some of the woman and they went and told the others. They told Jesus’ followers that Jesus had risen from the dead. He’s Alive! Peter and John ran to see and they too found the tomb empty. What could all this mean?

Later on in the day Jesus appeared to two other followers. Mark says it this way, “After that, He appeared in another form to two of them as they walked and went into the country.”

Luke gives a much fuller account of this encounter and mentions one of the men by name … Cleopas! Cleopas and his unnamed friend were distraught over the events that had taken place. When Jesus appeared to them it says, “But their eyes were restrained, so that they did not know Him.” Then it says, “And beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, He expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself.” Luke then tells us the crucial key in verse 31, “Then their eyes were opened and they knew Him!” “What could all this mean?” turned into, “Let’s go tell the others!” The Lord is risen indeed!

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