From undertakers to preachers

July 24th, 2008

I was reading the story of the resurrection from Luke 24:1-12 this morning. It is interesting that when the ladies went to the tomb they were hoping to anoint Jesus’ body with spices (Mark 16:1), much like an undertaker would. However they found an empty tomb and two angels standing there.

At this point the story takes an amazing turn. They came to anoint the body of Jesus, but found the angels who told them had risen to life. At this great news they remembered what Jesus had told them. He said that on the third day He would rise (Luke 24:7-8).

These faithful ladies had come to care for Jesus’ body, but instead they ran to the others to tell them the great news of Jesus resurrection. In a few simple moments they changed from morning undertakers to excited preachers.