What happened after Jesus rose from his slab in the tomb? A number of things.
Maybe one of the first things was with the guards. Guard duty was taken very seriously. Normally, guards who fell asleep or weren't paying attention to their duty were killed. At a minimum they would spend a lot of time in prison. Yet the guards at the tomb were not punished. They said they had fallen asleep. Wha-at? And the tribune had no problem with that?
It’s so dark out. No moon. Must be cloudy, because there’s
not even a cloud. It’s been a long and boring night guarding the black edge of
a black cave in a black garden, but it wouldn't be black much longer. The dawn had begun to blush in the east.
Saturday--the Sabbath--must have been a day of horror, dismay, mourning, and shock for the followers and the mother of Jesus. All their hopes and expectations lay in the tomb of Joseph of Arimathaea. Death, in their experience, was final.
This day was the saddest day in Christian history. Yes, you and I know Jesus rose again--but people on that day watched Him dying, and they didn't know. Maybe there were more tears shed by women and men alike on that day than on any other. They were anguished, disillusioned, angry, disappointed, mournful.
When Jesus woke up on that Thursday morning, it would be the last rest He would get as a human. I realize He was also God, but while He was on this earth He had the same limitations as we do--including the need for rest. If any of you have gone without sleep for an extended period, you might have a smidgen of an inkling for how tired He would feel. I doubt He slept well Wednesday night, either; would you, knowing what was coming?
The ruling class of Jews were constantly trying to trick Jesus into saying something where they could point the finger at Him and say He blasphemed. Especially during this, His last week. They would then have the excuse to kill Him that they longed for.