Monday, May 2, 2022
8-10 The women, deep in wonder and full of joy, lost no time in leaving the tomb. They ran to tell the disciples. Then Jesus met them, stopping them in their tracks. “Good morning!” he said. They fell to their knees, embraced his feet, and worshiped him. Jesus said, “You’re holding on to me for dear life! Don’t be frightened like that. Go tell my brothers that they are to go to Galilee, and that I’ll meet them there.”
-Matthew 28:8-10 The Message
Verse 8: So they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy and ran to tell his disciples.
Verse 9: And behold, Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came up and took hold of his feet and worshiped him.
Verse 10: Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee, and there they will see me.”
Verses 8-10 studies: Jesus told the women to pass the message that he would be in Galilee to meet the disciples. But the disciples were afraid to meet up with Jesus because of the religious leaders. So Jesus met them in Jerusalem and then in Galilee later (John 21).
28 But after I am raised up, I will go before you to Galilee.” -Mark 14:28 ESV Jesus Appears to the Disciples 19 On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” -John 20:19 ESV Jesus Appears to His Disciples 36 As they were talking about these things, Jesus himself stood among them, and said to them, “Peace to you!” -Luke 24:36 ESV
“Brethen” may have meant for disciples. Jesus had forgiven the disciples because of their denial of Jesus and deserted him. As a result, their relationship is more potent.