Sunday, April 8, 2012
John 20:1-9 He is Resin! Alleluia! Alleluia!
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.
In this passage we see an epic race between the beloved Disciple and Peter. This race highlights the importance of both disciples. Here Peter is the first one to enter, meaning he is a very important figure and leader of the Church and the beloved disciple races past Peter to get there first. The empty tomb for Christians is a sign that Jesus Christ was Resurrected from the dead.