This stone slab is said to be the rock upon which they laid Jesus’ body in the tomb. Whether it is or not didn’t matter to us; what put us into awe was the love that this stone slab represented: Out of His great love for us, Jesus died for us. And furthermore, because of the great life-giving power of the Father, He did not stay dead ~ and neither do we.

Church of the Holy Sepulchre stone slab

As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed.

“Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him.” (Mark 16:5-6)

Stone slab at Church of the Holy Sepulchre where Jesus is laid

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