Matthew 28:1-8New International Version (NIV)
Jesus Has Risen
28 After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.
2 There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. 4 The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.
5 The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6 He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. 7 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.”
8 So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples.
Dear Lord, You have your angels looking out for us. Sometimes we can be afraid of what we do not understand. You do not want us to be afraid. I can trust that Jesus is risen, just as he said. The words of Jesus are pure truth. They are the foundation of my belief. The truth fills me with joy. My soul sings. You are my Savior. You are my God. In Jesus’ Name I Pray, Amen.