Jesus’ empty tomb sends people running on that first Easter Sunday. Everyone is dashing through the cemetery, but why? They’re running to find answers to their questions and help with their confusion. They don’t know why Jesus’ body is not where they had put it the day before.
If I were to go to the gravesite of my parents at the Berks County Memorial Gardens in Reading, Pennsylvania, and I saw nothing but a big hole in the ground with no vaults or caskets, I’d be asking questions, too.
So the disciples are running around confused. And most of them are slow to believe in the resurrection—despite the fact that Jesus had said repeatedly it would happen. But here’s the good news: every time the risen Christ meets people after the resurrection, he helps them to believe in him.