Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene went to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. Then she ran and came to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid Him.”
Peter therefore went out, and the other disciple, and were going to the tomb. So they both ran together, and the other disciple outran Peter and came to the tomb first. And he, stooping down and looking in, saw the linen cloths lying there; yet he did not go in. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb; and he saw the linen cloths lying there, and the handkerchief that had been around his head, not lying with the linen cloths, but folded together in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who came to the tomb first, went in also; and he saw and believed. For as yet they did not know the scripture that He must rise again from the dead. Then the disciples went away again to their own homes. John 20:1-10 NKJV
When the Lord was crucified the disciples were devastated. They did not understand. They witnessed the miracles performed by Jesus. The believed Jesus was the Messiah the Son of God. They believed Jesus would restore the Kingdom to Israel.
They found the tomb where the Lord had been laid to rest empty. They did not realize the empty tomb represented a new day. The disciples did not know the empty tomb represented a new beginning. The empty tomb represented a New Covenant with God.
God was making His Mercy, Grace and Forgiveness available to His people!
The disciples would soon receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. They would spread the message of the Gospel throughout the known world!
Today is a new day. Today is a new beginning. God’s Grace, Mercy and Forgiveness are available to us today!
If you do not know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior turn to Him today. Jesus is waiting for you today. Jesus is waiting to show you how much He loves you.
If you know the Lord spread the message of the Gospel to the world. Jesus lives in the hearts of men and women who are called by His name today.
He is risen! Jesus sits at the right hand of God the Father today!
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