|Mary Magdalene - Nikola Saric|
All four Gospel accounts note the empty tomb was first discovered by women. This is significant in two ways. First of all it highlights the fear of the male disciples. Rather than visiting the tomb, they were gathered together in a locked home. Did they love the Lord any less than the women? Fear does strange things, paralyzing us when we should have faith in our love, moving us forward- even into the unknown!
Also remember, in ancient times the testimony of a woman counted less than that of a man. If the story of the empty tomb had been fabricated by the women, men would have certainly been the first ones noted as uncovering the truth. Four men wrote the Gospels, basically telling the same story, so why would they give us some far-fetched yarn, made up by women, if it was not the truth?
Jesus told them :I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. The women were the first to understand this!