So they went out quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to bring His disciples word. –Matthew 28:8 NKJV
They were filled with fear and great joy. Being afraid did not cancel out the joy of hearing that Jesus had risen as he said. We can have peace in a world that does not know peace. We can rejoice in tribulation, we can praise him in the storm. That has always been the message of Easter morning. The tomb is empty. Death, hell and the grave have been defeated.