The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.” So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.” (Matthew 28:5-10 NIV)
Having just celebrated Jesus’ resurrection ourselves, what are we going to do with the truth that we’ve believed and heard? Are we going to bury it deep inside and let it benefit us, or let it rise up and help the people around us who are dying physically, spiritually, emotionally and mentally? When the women at the tomb discovered that Jesus had risen, they were commissioned twice by the angels and Jesus Himself to go and tell the disciples who were then told to go and tell others. Good news is meant to be shared, not hidden. If you know the risen Jesus and the power of His resurrection, don’t keep it to yourself. Go and tell the others because they need Him too.
As a woman who has witnessed the power of Jesus’ resurrection in my own life and of those around me, I felt led to write about it in the second book in the RISE SERIES, Rise Again. I pray that it ministers to your life as it has in mine and of those who have been privileged to read it.