The Tomb Is Empty

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John 20:1-18 New International Version (NIV)

The Empty Tomb

20 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!”

So Peter and the other disciple started for the tomb. Both were running, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. He bent over and looked in at the strips of linen lying there but did not go in. Then Simon Peter came along behind him and went straight into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen lying there, as well as the cloth that had been wrapped around Jesus’ head. The cloth was still lying in its place, separate from the linen. Finally the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went inside. He saw and believed. (They still did not understand from Scripture that Jesus had to rise from the dead.) 10 Then the disciples went back to where they were staying.

Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene

11 Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb 12 and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot.

13 They asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?”

“They have taken my Lord away,” she said, “and I don’t know where they have put him.” 14 At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus.

15 He asked her, “Woman, why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?”

Thinking he was the gardener, she said, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.”

16 Jesus said to her, “Mary.”

She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means “Teacher”).

17 Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’”

18 Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: “I have seen the Lord!” And she told them that he had said these things to her.

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7 thoughts on “The Tomb Is Empty

  1. I almost posted a full head on thought about the Laodicean’s out there. No, the good Lord this morning commanded me to say HE HAS RISEN. That can wait for another day (Laodicean’s). I am happy though to see a Kentucky Judge has intervened and will allow outdoor church, finally, some common sense. PTL. Wishing you both a very Happy Easter, HE HAS RISEN.

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    1. Yeah, I read that about Kentucky and their fascists trying to stop Church services. “They” (the Goobermint) also tried to stop people from meeting in Louisiana, same situation, AND a Federal Judge said that’s not Constitutional. TAKE THAT LEFTISTS! They are indeed allowed to meet. So, we’re winning. Just gotta be vigilant and vocal.
      Happy Easter my friend.

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  2. “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!” I read that and thought that WE know where WE put him…in our HEARTS and MINDS and SOULS!!

    Happy Day (I’m afraid to say Easter cuz I get yelled at all the time…instead of RESURRECTION SUNDAY,! I love the term EASTER because it’s JOYFUL and resurrection is a joyful thing…end of rant! It’s not like I don’t KNOW what Easter means these days, even if it was pagan 2000 years ago! …okay, NOW is the end of my rant :-))

    ANyway…end of comment 🙂 Happy DAY!!! Thanks for the Scripture; we can’t read it enough.

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    1. I put the whole thing there for anyone who may not know the story nor have God’s Word. With the WWW, one never knows. 🙂
      And that’s true about “Easter”, it is pagan. Guess I should be saying Resurrection Day too. My bad.
      Sending love & prayers to all y’all. ❤

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      1. Um…it hasn’t BEEN “pagan” for 2000 years, so I’m good with it! As I said, EASTER is a joyful word for us all, no matter how pagan it was in antiquity. ALl good things!

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