Sunday morning was quiet and peaceful as Mary walked to Jesus tomb. Then, in a blink of an eye–Mary saw an open tomb and an empty grave. Soon Peter and John came and inspected the grave that had the grave clothes but no body.
Just as he said, Jesus rose on third day. He did not summon a choir, cast lightning bolts or even call a press conference–he simply rose from death to life.
That simple act is what sets him apart. Our God lives and reigns. It overwhelmed the disciples, but, it thrills us. The good guys win! They continue to win every day–because Jesus’ sacrifice and resurrection seals the covenant of eternal life for all who believe.
We can walk with confidence toward the eternal life we receive. We live according to his plan and know he will never leave or forsake us. What a gift, what a Savior.
God Bless You.
Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance.
So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!”
So Peter and the other disciple started for the tomb.
Both were running, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first.
He bent over and looked in at the strips of linen lying there but did not go in.
Then Simon Peter came along behind him and went straight into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen lying there,
as well as the cloth that had been wrapped around Jesus’ head. The cloth was still lying in its place, separate from the linen.
Finally the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went inside. He saw and believed.
They still did not understand from Scripture that Jesus had to rise from the dead.
Then the disciples went back to where they were staying.