But you should.
2000 years ago, Jesus of Nazareth was executed unjustly, but he did not resist the fate. In fact, he came here to conquer death so that we all might have eternal life. After he was nailed up to the cross and tortured on the Friday before, a kind man offered his familial tomb for Jesus, an almost unheard of generosity in that culture. Jesus’s dead body was placed inside and they sealed it with a giant boulder and guards out front so that no one could steal the body.
Here’s what happened next, witnessed and spread by many people (Matthew 28: 1-10):
28 Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. 2 And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. 4 And for fear of him the guards trembled and became like dead men. 5 But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. 6 He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he[a] lay. 7 Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and behold, he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him. See, I have told you.” 8 So they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 9 And behold, Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came up and took hold of his feet and worshiped him.10 Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee, and there they will see me.”
After three days, when he had to have been fully and completely dead, he raised from the grave and appeared before hundreds of people. Pretty incredible.
Here’s why (John 3:16-18):
16For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.
I’m always happy to talk about this incredible real news and what it means, so are many of my friends. If you’re interested and want to learn more, please feel free to message and we’ll be sure to help. This is a glorious day to remember for the ages!