Several times in my life, someone has told me that something will happen. But when it actually happens, I am shocked and amazed. That’s what happened with the women who went to the tomb where Jesus was buried.
When the women arrived at the tomb, there was an earthquake and an angel appeared. The angel told the women, “Don’t be afraid. I know you are looking for Jesus, the one who was killed on the cross. But he is not here. He has risen from death, as he said he would” (verse 5b). Jesus had told His followers that He would die and be alive again. But when it really happened, they were amazed!
Verse 8 of our Bible Reading says that when the women left the tomb, they were afraid but very happy. They were happy because Jesus had died, but then He was alive! You can be happy today, too. Jesus died for you, and He came alive for you! That should make you very happy!