Before the glorious resurrection was the work of the atonement. It is the central focus of all Christian belief. As a Christian, I am humbly grateful for this pivotal event in history.
"Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows; yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed." Isaiah 53:4-5