So they left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them and said, ‘Greetings!’ And they came to him, took hold of his feet, and worshipped him. Then Jesus said to them, ‘Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.’
Easter is here! Our long walk through Lent with Jesus has come to an end. Suddenly all is light! The women at the tomb have just met an angel of light, who have sent them to tell “the boys” – and now they meet with the Risen One himself! What incredible joy! No wonder they fell down in worship.
But wait – it’s not finished there – even Jesus sends them on with a message for “the brothers”. We can not just revel in our own happy experience, we also have a message to pass on, and our Easter message, like theirs, is simple:
He is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia!