Chewing on the easter story for our Pre Sunrise Easter Hike; I heard part of the story in a new way.
from Mark 16
When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so they could embalm him. Very early on Sunday morning, as the sun rose, they went to the tomb. They worried out loud to each other, “Who will roll back the stone from the tomb for us?”
In other words: "Where are the men? With them hiding in fear: Who will roll back the stone?"
And so it was that it was the women who first encountered the resurrection. It was a woman who was the first commissioned evangelist of the good news. "Go to my brothers and tell them..."