The resurrection story
First let's explore the story of what happened.
After Jesus had been taken down from the cross a supporter of his (Joseph of Arimathea) lets Jesus use his own tomb.
It obviously takes a while to carve out a tomb and so the only way to bury Jesus was to borrow one. The tomb would have been carved out from rock and a large stone used to cover the entrance.
So Jesus is wrapped in linen and placed in the tomb where the large stone door is put in place.
The authorities were scared that the body might be stolen and so they placed an armed Roman guard on the tomb.
On the third day after the crucifixion (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) some of the women who had followed Jesus went to the tomb. When they arrived they discovered that the stone had been rolled away and the body was missing.
They met someone at the tomb who told them that Jesus had risen from the dead.
They went back to the disciples who then went to the tomb to confirm that the body was missing.
Where had the body gone?
Reports begin to circulate that Jesus has risen from the dead.
There are many eyewitness accounts of the resurrection in the gospels. Jesus appears to many different people, he eats with some, talks with all of them and even invites one of the disciples (doubting Thomas) to touch his wounds, there is even a report that he appeared to a crowd of 500 witnesses. Jesus has indeed risen from the dead.
Despite our efforts to keep him out, God intrudes. The life of Jesus is bracketed by two impossibilities: "a virgin's womb and an empty tomb". Jesus entered our world through a door marked,"No Entrance" and left through a door marked "No Exit." - Peter Larson