This is my all-time favorite two minute video of our precious risen Lord taken from John 20:1-9. (Watch…then read the rest of this short blog.)
Oh, how I love this! And what were Simon Peter and the other disciple thinking before they broke out into a full-fledged giggle of glee? Were they remembering Jesus’ words that in three days He would rise again? Were they contemplating Jesus’ foretelling: In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places, if it were not so, I would have told you, for I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also. I am the way, the truth, and the life. (John 14:2-6)
Whatever they were thinking, they were filled with mystified emotions. After all, just two days earlier they had received word of the barbaric crucifixion of their beloved friend. And now? Jesus Christ had vanished from them all? They were bewildered, traumatized, overjoyed – (And to think that in only a few hours they would literally see the risen Lord face to face in His new resurrected body. How in the world would they ever be the same…they wouldn’t!)
This Easter, I, too, am holding the image of Christ’s “left behind” linen-wrappings in hand. I, too, have turned my limited understanding of this phenomenon into a laughter of joy. I, too, am celebrating with wondrous expectation that He is risen.
Beloved friend, He is ALIVE…ALIVE…ALIVE. And we, too, shall see Him again!