“He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.” Romans 4:25 (NIV)
What a wonderful message the women heard when they went to the tomb where Jesus had been buried. Jesus was the Son of God and it was the power of God that raised Him from the grave. This was wonderful news for these women, for all the followers of Jesus then and ever since. Why was it such great news? The resurrection was all a part of God’s great plan. That plan was not complete when Jesus died for our sins – His resurrection provided a new life for us. The resurrection proved who Jesus was, the righteous Son of God. It proved that His sacrifice was acceptable to God.