died on a Friday afternoon. Friends quickly placed his body in a
tomb cut into a rocky hillside and blocked the entrance with a great stone. Guards were sent to
secure the tomb.
|On Sunday, when
two women, one called Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were
visiting the tomb, they felt a great earthquake.
saw an angel come and roll away the stone from the entrance of the tomb.
The guards were so
frightened that they shook and fainted!
The angel told the
women not to be afraid, that Jesus was not there for he had
risen. This meant that Jesus was alive! The angel told them to go quickly and tell
Jesus' friends that he is alive.
On their way back
suddenly Jesus met them and said "Do not be afraid. Go and
tell my brothers to go to Galilee, there they will see me"
And just as Jesus had promised he rose from the dead on the third day
after his death!
Christians celebrate Easter Sunday to remember this important event.
Jesus is Alive!
Adapted from John 20
(for children under 4 years)
Mary Magdalene was crying.
She was so, so sad
that Jesus had died.
"Do not cry" said an angel
"Jesus is alive. He is not dead."
Then Mary Magdalene saw Him!
And of course she knew
That what the angel told her was true.
Oh, Mary was so, so happy!
When all of Jesus'
friends saw Him
They were all so, so happy too!
Jesus was alive again
And we are so, so happy too!
festival: the Christian festival commemorating the
resurrection of Jesus Christ
resurrection: rising from dead:
in some systems of belief, a rising from or raising of somebody from the
dead, or the state of having risen from the dead
tomb: a cave or chamber used for burial
of a dead person