John, At the Resurrection

Jesus has been crucified and the disciples are probably feeling lost and questioning everything that happened the last three years.

Mary Magdalene wants to know where they took Jesus, she does not recognize him when he appears to her

We do not know where they are or who else is with them, but we do know they are together.

Mary Magdalene runs up to them and tells them the stone has been moved from the tomb.

The two men ran together to the tomb.

“So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre.”  {John 20:4}

John reaches the tomb first, but is reluctant to go in.  He waits until Peter arrives. Maybe he is looking around to see if anyone else is there.

Peter and John ran to the empty tomb

Peter goes in the tomb first and then John follows.

“Then went in also that other disciple, which came first to the sepulchre, and he saw, and believed.”   {John 20:8}

They believed Jesus was who he said he was when they entered the tomb.

So, what did they do next?

“Then the disciples went away again unto their own home.”  {John 20:10}

They went home.

Wouldn’t you love to know what they were thinking as they returned home?  I would.

Jesus appeared to the disciples later, and later told Thomas, who was not with them, about what they saw.

Jesus turned their sadness into joy with his resurrection.

Peter and John were the first eyewitnesses to the resurrection.

They went home to wait on Jesus.

Do you wait on Jesus?

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