From fear to rejoicing

An angel told the women who came to the tomb of Jesus, that He was not there, but had risen from the dead and that they should go tell His disciples. 

They went quickly to report what they had seen and heard, and as you can imagine, they had fear and great joy in their hearts, but then something wonderful happened,

“And as they went to tell His disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, ‘Rejoice!’ So they came and held Him by the feet and worshiped Him” (Matthew 28:9). 

You are running with excitement to tell others that the most important person ever in your life has risen from the dead, then, suddenly, you see Him and He says, “Rejoice.” You would hold Him and never want Him to leave you again. 

These women knew Jesus, and they knew that this was Him risen from the dead, because Jesus is the Son of God. 

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