Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James, had just spoken to the angel at the empty tomb (hence their fear). They were happy because they had just found out that Jesus was alive. Happy is kind of an understatement here. The New King James Version says that they were filled with 'fear and great joy.' Imagine how happy you would be if someone you loved, who had died, came back to life! You would be shocked, surprised and deliriously happy. The Good News that Jesus rose again from the dead, and therefore we can spend eternity with him, should make us happy and fill us with great joy.
Short and sweet inspirations for Christian teen girls.