“Jesus began to explain… that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things… that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life.” (Matthew 16:21)
On the first day he died.
On the second day all seemed lost.
On the third day everything changed!
To quote a friend of mine who posted this on Facebook earlier –
“The resurrection of Jesus means death is conquered, sin’s hold on me is broken, my saviour’s words are proved true, my life’s purpose is found. The empty tomb is famous because of what it does not contain! Jesus is alive!”