AFRAID YET FILLED WITH JOY!
Matt 28:7-9 NIV
The angel visits the women who came to the tomb at dawn. After being told that Jesus has risen from the dead and will go ahead of them into Galilee they are 'AFRAID YET FILLED WITH JOY!'
Have you ever felt like this? Anticipating what God is about to do? Scared-excitement ?
God will sometimes tell us to do something that initially makes us feel afraid but He brings a peace in knowing we are following Him.
It took courage for these women to proclaim what the angel had showed them but they obeyed.
As they went... 'JESUS MET THEM!'
Get that? Jesus meets us as we go.
What a wonderful reward for their obedience: Intimacy with their Saviour, a personal encounter, a moment with their King!