When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. And they were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?” And looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled back – it was very large. And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe, and they were alarmed. And he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth. who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here. See the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.” And they went out and fled from the tomb, for trembling and astonishment had seized them, and they said nothing to anyone for they were afraid.
RESURRECTION Yeshu has risen to life! Why were the women so frightened? It was because they realised that a messenger from God had spoke to them. Why so astonished? Because the huge stone had been moved, and because the shelf inside was empty. Why say nothing at first? If they as eye-witnesses had found it difficult to take in, what would the others think of women’s talk? *************************** Dear Reader If these brave and devoted women could hardly believe because of the awesome reality, and could not speak of it, what happened next? How did Peter hear? and how did the others come to know the news? And was Yeshu seen later by the disciples when they fled to Galilee? The story that Mark himself told seems to have its ending here. And the remaining sections of the Gospel seem to be a ‘Longer Ending’ added by other writers who felt that John Mark’s short ending was incomplete. We will add in 4 more posts what these other men wrote. But we ask you, respected readers, “What else do you want to know about the gospel story, and what happened afterwards? Please reply to us.”