King James Version (KJV)
He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
This is probably one of the most comforting verses in the Bible, in my opinion. It is also found in Luke 24:1-12. In fact, all four Gospels include facts of the Resurrection.
"He is not here," is was what the angels reported to "...Mary Magdalene and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James and the other women that were with them..." we are told in Luke. When they came to the sepulcher with spices they had prepared for Jesus' body, they were instead surprised to see the stone rolled away and an angel with a message. Of course, we know the story. Upon entering the tomb, they found the body of Jesus was not there. The angels came not to let Jesus out of the tomb, but they rolled the stone away so that all could see the tomb was empty.
I love what the angels said to the women as reported in Luke. "Why seek ye the living among the dead? " Jesus was alive and this is the message the angels wanted to give. And then the angels reminded them of Jesus' own words, repeating those very words back to the women.
The women left to spread that message "unto the apostles."
I love that! I also love that Jesus had foretold His death and resurrection! Luke 9:22; Luke 17:25 and Luke 18:32-33 are a few verses regarding this. But what I love most, is that if we can trust the truth in what Jesus said in regard to His resurrection, we can also trust and believe what He said about His return.
He is risen as He said and what is more, He is coming back!
We gratefully await the day.
John 20: 1-8