Ornament: Hand with nail print
Scripture Reading: John 20:1-20
Videos: Jesus is Resurrected
Picture: Mary and the Resurrected Christ
- How would you have felt to discover the tomb empty?
- How do you imagine the disciples felt to see Jesus alive again?
- Why do you think Jesus’ resurrected body has nail marks in His hands?
“These simple words—“He is not here, but is risen”—have become the most profound in all literature. They are the declaration of the empty tomb. They are the fulfillment of all He had spoken concerning rising again. They are the triumphant response to the query facing every man, woman, and child who was ever born to earth.
“The risen Lord spoke to Mary, and she replied. He was not an apparition. This was not imagination. He was real, as real as He had been in mortal life. He did not permit her to touch Him. He had not yet ascended to His Father in Heaven. That would happen shortly. What a reunion it must have been, to be embraced by the Father, who loved Him and who also must have wept for Him during His hours of agony.”
President Gordon B. Hinckley, He Is Not Here, but Is Risen, April 1999 General Conference