The resurrection narrative is fast-moving. As a runner, I can appreciate more running happens here than anywhere else in the New Testament. It also a surprisingly simple story. It’s not been embellished over the years; it doesn’t suffer from distortion and hasn’t been turned into an ethereal mystical-magical other-worldly event. In fact, for a very other-worldly event, it is told remarkably plainly.
This is the resurrection account in verbs, in a Wordle.
Some recurring verbs are important. Like went, saw, ran, and told. There was an urgency to this event. They did not expect it. There was no nonchalance. This event unfolded quickly and unexpectedly. It began with running, and ended with telling. And it is still being told.
To follow Jesus is very verby. It is when faith becomes a noun the story begins to stall.
If you prefer lists, here are the verbs in a traditional list!