“but Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb … he said, ‘why do you weep?’”
“No more tears—He lives!” said the heavenly angel at the grave site. And Jesus said, “Amen!” as He stood before her alive.
No Christian since the resurrection has a valid reason for tears. Of course, momentarily we may weep occasionally, but if we fully understand the glory of the resurrection, even then, our hearts are filled with joy even with our eyes filled with tears! Tears no more shall control our personalities. Jesus is alive—no more tears!
Jesus himself asked Mary, “why are you crying?”—That is, this is not a time for sobbing but shouting! This is not a time of tears but triumph! This is not a time for weeping but wonder! Because He lives, we have hope for despair, victory for defeat, gain for loss, glad news instead of sad news that the world needs to hear!