Threatened With Resurrection

My Window on God's World

Crashing sorrow, unimaginable pain, incredulous disbelief, unbelievable joy. That is what I imagine Mary is feeling that first Easter morning. In all four Gospels, it is the women who stay at the cross and come to the tomb. Mary Magdalene gets special mention: she had stood, faithfully, lovingly and agonizingly, at the crucifixion. After the Sabbath, she was early at the tomb. Again, while others come and then go again, she stays, and there is a remarkable reunion. Let’s listen, as this dramatic encounter unfolds in John 20: 1-18

20:1 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 removed from the tomb.

20:2 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…

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