April 1, 2018


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.​ 3His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow…. 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…8​ ​So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 9​Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, claspedhisfeetandworshipedhim.1​0​ThenJesussaidtothem, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there theywillseeme.”1​1​Whilethewomenwereontheirway,someof the guards went into the city and reported to the chief priests everything that had happened…. they gave the soldiers a large sum ofmoney,1​3​tellingthem,“Youaretosay,‘Hisdisciplescame during the night and stole him away while we were asleep…’Matthew 28:1-15