Every year thousands flock to Mount Glenwood Cemetery in Glenwood, Illinois to honor the tomb of Elijah Poole Muhammad, a self-proclaimed prophet and primary activist of Islam in the United States--in other words, just a man. But the tomb of Christ, the Messiah, the Son of God was forgotten immediately after His death.
Today the tombs of many religious leaders have become shrines and honorary places of worship--but not the tomb of Jesus. Why? Why wouldn't His faithful followers at least pay their respects occasionally? Why wasn't some tradition, at least a short-lived one, established in His honor? The lucid answer is that the disciples of Christ disregarded the tomb as an empty meaningless shell in favor of the resurrected Lord.