About the Cover: The three women depicted on the cover paint a picture of shock, then bewilderment, and, finally, wonder as they stand closer to the empty tomb. It was, without a doubt a jarring experience for those who witnessed the first Easter. And yet, Jesus does not leave us in shock but fills us with a joyful response to His saving work. His death and resurrection are for our forgiveness, life, and salvation! Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia!