16 April 2017

God's Word for Easter Sunday, 4/16

Early in the morning on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone was moved away from the entrance. She ran at once to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, breathlessly panting, “They took the Master from the tomb. We don’t know where they’ve put him.”

Peter and the other disciple left immediately for the tomb. They ran, neck and neck. The other disciple got to the tomb first, outrunning Peter. Stooping to look in, he saw the pieces of linen cloth lying there, but he didn’t go in. Simon Peter arrived after him, entered the tomb, observed the linen cloths lying there, and the kerchief used to cover his head not lying with the linen cloths but separate, neatly folded by itself. Then the other disciple, the one who had gotten there first, went into the tomb, took one look at the evidence, and believed. No one yet knew from the Scripture that he had to rise from the dead.

John 20:1-9 MSG


Suz said...

He is risen!
Happy Blessed Easter to you and your family :)

Rev. Paul said...

He is risen indeed! The same to you, Suz, and thank you.

Borepatch said...

Happy Easter, Rev. Paul!

Rev. Paul said...

And you, BP. May you & the Queen be blessed today, and every day.

LindaG said...

What do you think he believed at that moment?
Monday makes more sense to me. I didn't see how he could rise on the third day otherwise. Unless it was an inclusive three days.

Sorry. I know I shouldn't dwell on this.
Thank you, Reverend Paul. May God bless us all. Thank you, Jesus.

Rev. Paul said...

Linda, it's perfectly fine to think about it. The disciples made it clear that He arose on the first day of the week, and that's when they started having their services on Sunday. So "Good Friday" is out, but I'm open to a Good Thursday. :)

LindaG said...

Thank you, Reverend. I hope you all have a blessed week. :)