King of the Jews, Risen?
After a second earthquake this morning, a scandal has broken out across the region. Jesus of Nazareth, the proposed "King of the Jews", crucified and buried, is no longer in his final resting place. Followers of Jesus, state that an angel, dressed as lightning came down from above and rolled the stone away, stunning the soldiers while at the same time saying "Be not afraid".
"He is Risen", is the prevailing word on the street as authorities scramble to account for the missing body and the troubling inability of the government to secure the tomb.
Witnesses further report that Jesus himself appeared and spoke to them as they worshipped at his feet. His words were:
"Don't be frightened like that. Go tell my brothers that they are to go to Galilee, and that I'll meet them there."
Religious leaders are unavailable for comment at this time. Reports from the military about sleeping troops and a supposed body snatching conspiracy are surfacing.
Jesus' disciples remain in hiding after his indictment and conviction by the "true powers of Jerusalem" but they are assumed to be converging on Galilee for a joyous and amazing reunion. The word is spreading far and wide:
"HE IS RISEN, HE IS RISEN INDEED!"