See the Easter stories as parables – parables about Jesus. That is, understand these stories metaphorically. Parable and metaphor are about meaning. The story of the empty tomb means that death could not hold Jesus, could not stop what he had begun. The powers killed him, sealed him in a tomb. But that was not the end – he continued to be known, and known as Lord….The powers killed Jesus. But that was not the end. Jesus lives and is Lord.
Speaking Christian, p. 112-113