Mark 16

“You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here” (v6).  The two Marys showed both love and courage by going to anoint Jesus’ body after the crucifixion; he had been condemned by political and religious leaders, so associating with him was dangerous.  Yet they found something different than a body – an angel told them that Jesus was alive, and they were now his messengers.  Rather than telling stories about the Master they had lost, they were going to serve the living Jesus.
“Trembling and astonishment” (v8) seized the women, because if Jesus is alive, everything has changed.  The same Spirit that raised him now works in us (Rom 8).  #NCManna