The Empty Tomb

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Think On This . . . 

John 20 tells the story . . . in the early morning Mary . . . went to the tomb.  But.  The stone, which had sealed the tomb, had been moved.  

What was she thinking as she ran to tell the disciples, Peter and John? 

They discovered Jesus’ body was gone.  His linen cloths had been left with the burial cloth rolled and separated from the rest.

The next part of the story is often missed but one to think on:

“Peter and the other disciple then left and went back to their homes.

Mary arrived back at the tomb, broken and sobbing” (from John 20: 8-13, TPT).  

Meditate . . . Be still and know God . . . 

Two left; one stayed.

Mary went to the tomb, broken in grief.

She encountered a man, who she supposed to be the gardener.

He spoke her name, “Mary.”

She turned and saw Jesus.

It’s a breath-taking moment for all humanity.

The revelation of the resurrection came to the one . . .  for all of humanity  . . . when Jesus said her name. 

Grief left.  Joy came.  Death died. Life had risen.

When she left, Mary gave the first Easter message:  “I have seen the Lord!”

 Christ’s resurrection is a restorative message every. single. day.

Think on this . . . 

The revelation of the resurrection transforms the soul . . . empowering humanity to rise up beyond darkness’ constrictions, limitations, and oppression . . . and participate in the restorative message given to the world.

We prepared some simple thoughts and meditations for adults and kids:  Sunday Soul Work:  Holy Week

A Conversation About Holy Week

In our conversation at the table, Joshua questioned me about some of my thoughts and experiences on Holy Week.

On Palm Sunday, April 14, TableThink will  provide some resources for you to use during Holy Week.  This will include some thoughts on John 20-10-11. John, referred to as the other disciple, and Peter went home after seeing the linen cloths lying in the tomb and the burial cloth folded.

The thing is . . . they went home . . . missing the most magnificent moment in humanity’s history.

But. 

Mary went back to the tomb where Jesus had been buried and experienced more than can be imagined.

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