Luke 24:5-8 NIV
In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ” Then they remembered his words.
During the night there was a mighty earthquake and in the morning when the women approached, to their surprise, there was a large angel sitting on the large rolled away stone. There natural reaction was fear. The angel’s response was to say, “Why are you looking for the living among the dead? He is not here. He has risen.” Those two angels proclaimed the joyful news of the resurrection.
Do you think that those women were beside themselves with what was happening? I can imagine their supernatural encounter was so profound that it shook them and the news of His being alive again completely overwhelmed them. They were so displaced by the event that when they went to communicate it to the apostles, the apostles felt that it was nonsense, idle talk, babble, or delirium. In other words they were sincerely doubting the validity of the account. In spite of this Peter and John when to see for themselves.
This compelling story still sparks interest in the hearts of those who hear it. It is my prayer that as you share this event with others that it will also stir them up to want to find out more. When you talk about who Jesus is to you, tell it the best you can. Never overlook the Holy Spirit speaking to the hearts of others. As long as you are willing to tell the good news someone somewhere will listen and find out for themselves the truth of the event.