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Peter and John, Racing to the Tomb
In the Word
“They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him” (John 20:2b).
Of the Word
After Mary stated Jesus’ body was gone, Peter and John raced to the tomb. There was no jogging, no stopping to put their hands on their knees to catch their breath, no chatting to make the time go by faster. It was most likely a full-on sprint with arms pumping and feet barely touching the dirt. And when they arrived at the empty tomb, they didn’t understand what had happened. The journey back home was probably much more subdued.
You have also heard the words of Mary. When you get to the entrance of the tomb, do you turn around and follow Peter and John’s perplexed footsteps back home? You shouldn’t. The Risen Christ isn’t there. He is alive. So after you race to the tomb, keep running. Run to tell your family, your friends, your neighbors. And don’t stop running until you cross that finish line He won for you in the empty tomb.
Walking with my Lord
Christ Jesus, thank You for the empty tomb. In it, I see victory over death and the promise of life everlasting at the end of my race. Help me to share this victory with those around me. In Your name I pray. Amen.
Mustard Seed: The Race of Faith. Author: Amanda Stacy, DCE. 26/28 ©2015 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, 801 Seminary Place Ste. L010, St. Louis, MO 63105. Code: #40196
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