4 But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away. 5 As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed.
6 “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. 7 But go, tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.'”
8 Trembling and bewildered, the women went out and fled from the tomb. They said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid. Mark 17:4-8
In most instances in the Bible, the first thing an angel says is, “Don’t be afraid.” I conclude therefore that angels must be terrifying in appearance in some way.
The ladies had just been talking about the dilemma of the large boulder covering the tomb. How could they possibly get it moved? Problem solve though they don’t know exactly how it was done, only that the terrifying angel had something to do with it.
And now this same angel gave the best possible news they could hear: He’s not here. He has risen!
Three women in the entirety of the world have the distinction of being the first to hear of His resurrection from God’s messenger.
They didn’t have time to think about it; they just ran back to the other disciples.
These ladies had the best news in the world to tell their fellow sojourners.
You could just picture these ladies skipping and dancing their way back to the other disciples. The news would rock their world as well,
The resurrection of Jesus Christ is, in fact, the best news anyone on the great planet can hear.
The stone was rolled away.
The tomb is empty.
The Son is risen.