The Roman guards were no where to be seen. The stone that protected the entry from intruders had rolled away. The tomb's shelf was bare except for a pile of folded cloths. It was Sunday, the first day of the week and the small group of women from Galilee had come back to the tomb of Jesus with the spices they had prepared for his body.
Not sure what to make of this, they were perplexed. Then they saw two men standing next to them whose appearance was like the beaming rays of the sun. The women grew frightened and bowed their faces to the ground. Then the two men spoke to them.
"Why do you seek the living among the dead? he is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and on the third day rise."
And the women remembered Jesus' promises.
They returned to the eleven disciples telling them all that had happened. The men did not trust their story, so the disciples hastily took off toward the tomb to see for themselves what had happened. They too found the tomb unguarded with the stone broken away from the door. Peter went inside and found only empty linen wrappings where Jesus body had been. Marveling at what had happened, the disciples returned home.