Saturday, April 11, 2009

Joy Cometh In The Morning

"The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre. Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him. Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre. So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre.

"And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in. Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie, And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself. Then went in also that other disciple, which came first to the sepulchre, and he saw, and believed" (John 20:1-8).

I love this picture, which beautifully captures the look in the faces of Peter and John as they ran to the tomb of Christ. It is my fervent desire that I might also be that anxious to run to my Savior and feel of His love, rejoice in His triumph, and partake of His victory.

My thoughts on the Resurrection can be found in an earlier essay: The Feast of the Victory of Our God.

Happy Easter!

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