Editorial: The greatest story ...
On this most holy and joyous of days for Christians, the retelling of the Resurrection story is timely and fitting. This is a holiday for Christians to be glad and grateful.
Church service attendance swells. Sermons are a little more dynamic, as pastors look out over often full sanctuaries and are inspired to new heights of inspiration.
And figuring prominently in all sermons today is the Resurrection story from Matthew, told here from the King James Bible:
In the end of the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulcher. And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.
His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow; And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.
And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not; for I know that ye seek Jesus, who was crucified.
He is not here; for he is risen, as he said.
Come see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee. There shall ye see him; lo, I have told you.
And they departed quickly from the sepulcher with fear and great joy, and did run to bring his disciples word.
And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and worshiped him.