And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.
Luke 24:2-3, ESV
The women who had walked with Jesus did what women did when someone they loved had died. When they arrived, they found the tomb open and empty. If it had ended there it would have been a sad event indeed, but we know that not to be the case. We know the promise and hope that was to follow this event. As we look to celebrate the birth of our Savior let us look to the first followers and remember the custom of the early followers was daily worship. The disciples would have been praying with high uncertainty about what would be next. With all the world events going on, we sit in a time of uncertainty. Though we have a great level of uncertainty, we can find great comfort in the reality that Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed, Alleluia!
Let us pray. I thank you, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, your dear Son, that you have kept me this night from all harm and danger, and I ask you to protect me this day also from sin and every evil, that in all I do today, I may please you. For into your hands, I commend myself, my body and soul, and all that is mine. Let your holy angel watch over me, that the wicked foe have no power over me. Amen.