John 20


Arlin Sorensen's Thoughts on Scripture

In John 20, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb on the first day of the week to check on Jesus’ body.  When she arrived, the stone was rolled away and she didn’t know what had happened.  “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him”.  Peter comes running to see what’s up and discovered the same – Jesus’ body is gone.  “He saw the linen cloths lying there, and the face cloth, which had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen cloths but folded up in a place by itself”.  They weren’t sure what had happened, but He definitely was not there.

Their response is a bit strange to me – “Then the disciples went back to their homes”.  It seems a little different than what I might expect, but they haven’t…

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