A story of faith and resurrection

Published 10:20 pm Saturday, April 11, 2009

Early on Sunday morning, while it was still dark,

Mary Magdalene went tot he tomb and saw that the

stone had been taken away from the entrance. She

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went running to Simon Peter and the other disciple,

when Jesus loved, and told them, “They have taken

the Lord form the tomb, and we don’t know where

they have put him.”

Then Peter and the other disciple went to the

tomb. The two of them were running but the other

disciple ran faster than Peter and reached the tomb

first. He bent over and saw the linen cloths, but he

did not go in. Behind him came Simon Peter, and we

went straight into the tomb. He saw the linen cloth

which had been around Jesus’ head. It was not lying

with the linen cloths but was rolled up by itself.

Then the other disciple, who had reached the tomb

first, also went in; he saw and believed. (they still

did not understand the scripture which said that he

must rise from the dead. Then the disciples went

back hom.

Mary stood crying outside the tomb. While she

was still crying, she bent over and looked in the

tomb and saw two angels there dressed in white, sitting

where the body of Jesus had been, one at the

head and the other at the feet. “Woman, why are you

crying,” they asked her.

She answered, “They have taken my Lord away,

and I do not know where they have put him.”

Then she turned around and saw Jesus standing

there; but she did now that it was Jesus. “Woman,

why are you crying?” Jesus asked her. “Who is it

that you are looking for?”

She thought he was the gardener, so she said to

him, “If you took him away sir, tell me where yo

have put him,a ND I will go and get him.”

Jesus said to her, “Mary.”

She turned to him and said in Hebrew, “Rabboni.”

(This means “Teacher”)

“Do not hold onto me,” Jesus told her, “because I

have not yet gone back up to the Father. But got to

my brothers and tell them that I am returning to him

who is my Father and their Father, my God and their


So Mary Magdalene went and told the disciples

that she had seen the Lord and related to them what

he had told her.

– John 20:1-18