“They hurried away from the tomb in awe and great joy, and ran to tell the disciples.” Matthew 28:8 NEB
What an amazing testimony and role model! On the Sunday morning following the crucifixion some of the women who had followed Jesus went to the tomb where his body had been laid. They took with them salves and oils for embalming his body. The burial on Friday had been temporary. The Sabbath was fast approaching and they didn’t have time to make complete preparations. Sunday morning they came back to finish. What they found came as a complete surprise to them. The body they came prepared to embalm was gone. The burial clothes were there, but the body itself was missing. On top of that, there was a young man there who told them that Jesus, whom they had seen die, was actually alive and waiting for them.
Imagine their surprise – their shock. Their world had already been turned upside down when Jesus was killed. And now it had taken another spin. Not dead? Raised? ALIVE!!!
Their reaction was amazing. Matthew tells us they RAN…no stumbling, no hiding…they RAN to tell the others – to proclaim this wonderful good news which they had been told. What an amazing testimony and role model for us. What do we do? On Easter Sunday we will hear this wonderful news proclaimed. Christ is Risen! What will you do? This year why don’t you step out in faith? RUN and TELL others that Christ is risen!