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His Disciples Came And Stole Him Away

Easter Sunday Apr 12, 2020

This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it!
Matthew 28:11-15 After Jesus rose from the dead, an angel of the Lord came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. He didn’t roll back the stone to let Jesus out. Jesus was already gone. He rolled back the stone so that the women and everyone else could see that the tomb was empty. Jesus had risen. We are told that the guards stationed there at the tomb were so afraid that they shook and became like dead men. Then we read:
Some of the guards went into the city and reported to the chief priests everything that had happened. When the chief priests had met with the elders and devised a plan, they gave the soldiers a large sum of money, telling them, “You are to say, `His disciples came during the night and stole him away while we were asleep.’ If this report gets to the governor, we will satisfy him and keep you out of trouble.” So the soldiers took the money and did as they were instructed. And this story has been widely circulated among the Jews to this very day.