But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb, taking the spices that they had prepared. - Luke 24:1
There is a kind of desperate usualness about this early morning journey. The women had not had time to do their part and they are doggedly fulfilling it. There is nothing to say, just the quiet that lets them listen to the bird song and the rustle of the breeze in the trees. And then, an empty tomb! Their stunned silence is broken by an angelic message, “Remember how he told you…” and their faith is renewed. He is risen as He said!
In prayer let us echo the joy of these women as a new chapter opens in their lives. There is good news to share with all who will listen. We are blessed to be among those who have heard.