7 And go quickly and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead, and indeed He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him. Behold, I have told you.” 8 So they went out quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to bring His disciples word.
And go quickly and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead,
Women were to bear the good news that Jesus rose from the death. This was a counter-cultural dynamic. Usually women would not have been chosen to carry such an important message.
And indeed He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him.
Jesus said that he would go before His disciples into Galilee (26:32). These women were from Galilee.
Behold, I have told you.”
These women had an authoritative word from the angel.
So they went out quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to bring His disciples word.
The women left the tomb with a message of great joy. This stands in stark contrast to how they approached the tomb.
Jesus’ resurrection is victory over death.
Jesus’ story does not end with His death but begins resurrected life. He is victor over both sin and death. There would be no Christianity without the resurrection of Christ. There is a future for the believer because of this. Death is not the bleak, blind terminus of existence; there is hope beyond the grave.
Jn 11:25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.
Re 1:17 And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. But He laid His right hand on me, saying to me, “Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last. 18 I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death.”