Sunday, April 24, 2011

Running Toward the Tomb

"Then the other disciple who had reached the tomb first also went in, he saw, and he believed." John 20:8-9

Unlike Mary Magdala, who would see Christ, neither Peter nor John, "the other disciple who had reached the tomb first" actually saw the risen Christ at that time. Yet they believed. They believed. They came running to the tomb, they saw it was empty, they saw the linens, including the one that was rolled-up. John writes that they understood scripture and they believed. They believed without completely seeing.

Aren't we running to the tomb? And when we get there, what do we see? What do we believe? Why do we run to the tomb in the first place?

We will be running to the tomb until the day we get there. Once we emerge, we will see Christ, perhaps as great as Mary Magdala did, perhaps much much greater. But we need to have the faith of Peter and John and we need to keep running toward the Tomb.

Alleluia, He is Risen!!!!
May the blessings and grace of faith rain upon you as run to the tomb!

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