Early on Sunday morning, while it was still dark, Mary
Magdalene, came to the tomb and found that the stone had been rolled away from
the entrance. She ran and found Simon Peter and other disciple, the one whom
Jesus loved. She said, “They have taken the Lord’s body out of the tomb, and we
don’t know where they put Him.” John 20:1-2
away and she thinks He is taken. Who would take the body? Why would she even
they could disprove Christianity and all Jesus had said during His ministry.
actions are trying to disprove a living God.
be quite amusing. It said “It was empty. We went inside and checked.”
body was taken. John continues on telling us that He and Peter went to the tomb
and found His linens lying neatly wrapped and laying where His body was.
funny question. He said, “If His body was taken, would the robbers have taken
the time to neatly fold up the linens that were covering His body and lay them
down and then escape with His body?” Also, Jesus’
tomb was also guarded by Roman soldiers.
just as He had told them on several occasions.
anything to do with me?
in her distress as she was standing outside the tomb crying. He talks to her gently and says, “Mary, why
are you crying? Who are you looking for?” She cries on in her distress, and He
simply calls her by name, and she recognizes Him.
hiding out in a locked room. They were afraid of the Jewish leaders who had
Jesus crucified. Jesus’ first words to them were, “Peace be with you.” This was
not just a generic overused saying. Jesus wanted them to have Peace in the
midst of their fears. He was standing
among them so they would know that only He would be able to give it to them.
Jesus understood Thomas’s doubt. He didn’t rebuke Thomas. He reached out to
Thomas, showed him His wound, and allowed Thomas to touch His hands so his
doubts could be answered. Then He said to Thomas, “Believe.” And he did.
after He was raised from the dead.
in the midst of your situation?
a life free of problems. With Him, He offers us hope and peace in the midst of
our problems. Don’t wait until you are free of lives problems to come to
Christ. Come as you are. There is awesome power in the Resurrection of Christ. He is waiting for you right now to answer His call and
bring your life to Him.
years ago and He says it to you today, BELIEVE!
to share. Please take a few moments to share how the power of Christ is working
in your life today.
you need comfort so we can pray with you.
If you want to know how to make a change in you life go to Who Loves A Good Rescue Story, Part 2?