“That ye may know … what is the exceeding greatness of His power to usward who believe, according to the working of His mighty power, Which He wrought in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead, and set Him at His own right hand in the heavenly places, Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come” (Ephesians 1:18-21).
What glorious words were announced on that first day of the week after the crucifixion, when it was declared, “He is not here: for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay” (Matthew 28:6).
When the commentator J. Boyd Nicholson visited Europe and Israel, he noted the following experience:
“Standing at Napoleon’s tomb in Paris, gazing at its gold and marble opulence, I heard the guide proudly say, ‘Here is the glory of France!’ Ten days later, standing alone in the garden tomb outside Jerusalem’s old city walls, the very stones seemed to cry out to my heart, ‘He is not here: for He is risen.’ Here is the glory of Christ! No ancient bones, no handful of mortal dust! Hallelujah Christ arose!”