Why Didn’t They Believe Women Who Went to the Tomb?

Here’s the story of the women who went to the tomb.

Luke 24

1Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them.

2And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre.

3And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.

4And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments:

5And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead?

6He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee,

7Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.

8And they remembered his words,

9And returned from the sepulchre, and told all these things unto the eleven, and to all the rest.

10It was Mary Magdalene and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and other women that were with them, which told these things unto the apostles.

11And their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they believed them not.”

I always sympathize with the women who went to the tomb and found it empty. Here’s more about that:

I recall the scene in the Franco Zefirelli film “Jesus of Nazareth” where Ann Bancroft playing the part of Mary Magdalene, tells the disciples she’s seen the risen Lord and they won’t believe her no matter how empassioned she speaks. What a scene. I believe her. Do you?

Hope your Easter is joyful!–Lyn


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2 Responses to Why Didn’t They Believe Women Who Went to the Tomb?

  1. Lyn Cote says:

    Hi Peggy, I understand. Life gets BUSY. So thanks for the Easter wishes and the same to you!

  2. peggy clayton says:

    i stopped by to say Happy Easter the last couple of years i have sent you a card but this year I only sent a few out as I just got back from a few weeks in Calif as my grandpa is not doing well with my grandmas passing in end of sept and so i have to fly from ia to ca every couple of mo if even that to get him off the couch and back outside. I sure hope lyn that you have a wonderful Easter and love your blog ,,,wish there was more time in the day…..take care and bless you