Then, there’s a small motion as cells in the body begin returning to life. Tissue begins to regenerate and suddenly the body moves as the dead man takes a deep breath.
He stirs and finding himself bound by the shroud casts it off. He sits up and then removes that which was wrapped around his head and lays it off to the side.
There’s nothing frightening about all this. In an unexplainable way it all feels “right” – the way it should be.
In a flash of brilliant white light an angel appears in the tomb. The angel immediately falls to the ground, bowing, “My Lord and my God” he says.
At that moment the stone sealing the entrance to the tomb is rolled away. A second angel bows low, “My King,” he says.
The Resurrected One smiles and cheerfully replies, “Good morning! I think I’ll go for a walk in the Garden.”