Matthew 27:62-63 The next day, the one after Preparation Day, the chief priests and the Pharisees went to Pilate. “Sir,” they said, “we remember that while he was still alive that deceiver said, ‘After three days I will rise again.’
The leaders feared He would come back to life, so they sealed and guarded the tomb. Eventually having to invent a story to explain the disappearance of His body. It would have been easier just to accept His message.
We need to be careful that we to do no invent stories to avoid the lifesaving message of Easter.