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On the first day of the week, Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the morning, while it was still dark, and saw the stone removed from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and told them, “They have taken the Lord from the tomb, and we don’t know where they put him.” So Peter and the other disciple went out and came to the tomb. They both ran, but the other disciple ran faster than Peter and arrived at the tomb first; he bent down and saw the burial cloths there, but did not go in. When Simon Peter arrived after him, he went into the tomb and saw the burial cloths there, and the cloth that had covered his head, not with the burial cloths but rolled up in a separate place. Then the other disciple also went in, the one who had arrived at the tomb first, and he saw and believed. For they did not yet understand the Scripture that he had to rise from the dead.
This Gospel also cites a woman as being first on the scene. This time she went to get the disciples. In deference to Peter’s authority, the one who arrived first did not go in. He shows us that Peter had authority over them already. Even though they did not understand completely, they believed. How sad that today that so many people know the truth but do not believe. On this day of Resurrection, do you believe or not? Jesus is waiting to touch your heart.
Prayer: Christ the Lord is Risen today – Alleluia! He has defeated death and given us eternal life – Alleluia! The glory of the Lord has come – Alleluia! Give Him Praise, Honor and Glory, Amen!
This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad, Alleluia!