As The New Day Dawns over the Sea of Galilee
photography by Anthony
Early on Sunday morning,
as the new day was dawning,
Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went out to visit the tomb.
Suddenly there was a great earthquake!
For an angel of the Lord came down from heaven,
rolled aside the stone, and sat on it.
His face shone like lightning,
and his clothing was as white as snow.
The guards shook with fear when they saw him,
and they fell into a dead faint.
Then the angel spoke to the women.
“Don’t be afraid!” he said.
“I know you are looking for Jesus,
who was crucified.
He isn’t here!
He is risen
from the dead, just as he said would happen.
Come, see where his body was lying.
And now, go quickly and tell his disciples
that he has risen from the dead,
and he is going ahead of you to Galilee.
You will see him there.
Remember what I have told you.”
The women ran quickly from the tomb.
They were very frightened but also
filled with great joy,
and they rushed to give the disciples the angel’s message.
Matthew 28:1-8 NLT