What is the beauty of the Resurrection Story? The jews, who use murder as a political weapon to silence and intimidate their enemies, could not do the same to Christ! He overcame as a sign that we shall overcome, and that having faith, the gates of hell will never prevail over our people or the nations.
Even after Christ had risen, the jews still tried to kill the truth. We read in Matthew 28 the conspiracy to hide the good news!
And when they had assembled with the elders and consulted together, they gave a large sum of money to the soldiers,
and said, "You are to say, 'His disciples came by night and stole Him away while we were asleep.'
"And if this should come to the governor's ears, we will win him over and keep you out of trouble."
And they took the money and did as they had been instructed; and this story was widely spread among the Jews, and is to this day.
Even then, the jews were powerful enough to cover for Roman soldiers sleeping on duty! Do you know what would have happened to a Roman accused of sleeping on post?
Behold! Where is the Christ?
Here, the Rock of Ages!
And I'm back. Now it's your turn, you race of vipers!
So the beauty of the story is that even though the jews will persecute, murder and lie to kill the truth, they cannot win. Have faith, we shall overcome!