Mark leaves us with this breathless end to his gospel. The women arrive at the tomb and wonder where Jesus is. They encounter an angel who reminds them that Jesus told them that he would rise from the dead and that he would meet them in Galilee. The women run from the tomb afraid. We know that this is not the end of the story, because the other gospels include lots of accounts of what happens when the disciples meet the risen Jesus. You can read some of these stories in the gospel of Luke and the gospel of John. They both tell us that Jesus met with his disciples a number of times and ate with them. He was living and breathing and bore the scars in his hands, feet and sides. The gospels go on to tell us of Jesus’ ascension into heaven. This image created by the children of St Nicolas CofE School, Nuneaton, shows the connection created between the earth and heaven by Jesus’ death, resurrection and ascension. The book of revelation tells us that when Jesus returns and renews the earth Jerusalem will come down from God shining like precious jewels. Can you imagine what that would look like?