March 6, 2020 – John 20:1-4

Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.” So Peter went out with the other disciple, and they were going toward the tomb. Both of them were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. John 20:1-4.

The resurrection, as told in John 20, with Mary Magdalene arriving at the tomb early, and she found the tomb empty. She ran to find Peter and John to tell them. They ran with haste to the tomb see for themselves. 

The folded napkin that covered Jesus head reflects the words, When Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, It is finished,” and He bowed His head and gave up His spirit. John 19:30.  After Jesus appeared, and  even Thomas believed and understood what Jesus said in John 11:25  -“I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live.

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.”  John 3:16.

Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen cloths lying there, and the face cloth, which had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen cloths but folded up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed;  for as yet they did not understand the Scripture, that He must rise from the dead.  John 20:6-9.

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