Now very early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been moved away from the entrance. So she went running to Simon Peter and the other disciple whom Jesus loved and told them, “They have taken the Lord from the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!” Then Peter and the other disciple set out to go to the tomb. The two were running together, but the other disciple ran faster than Peter and reached the tomb first. He bent down and saw the strips of linen cloth lying there, but he did not go in. Then Simon Peter, who had been following him, arrived and went right into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen cloth lying there, and the face cloth, which had been around Jesus’ head, not lying with the strips of linen cloth but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, came in, and he saw and believed. (For they did not yet understand the scripture that Jesus must rise from the dead.) -John 20:1-9 (NET)
Hope everyone enjoyed Resurrection Sunday. Our church generally uses that term instead of Easter, which has become far too secularized. At any rate, Christianity would have “crashed and burned” long ago if not for the resurrection! Jesus is the only one of the so-called famous religious figures from history who actually rose from the dead! His resurrection has provided the hope and the promise of life eternal for those who know Him. Do you know Him?