John 20:1–10 (ESV)
Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. 2 So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them,
“They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.” 3 So Peter went out with the other disciple, and they were going toward the tomb. 4 Both of them were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter
and reached the tomb first. 5 And stooping to look in, he saw the linen cloths lying there, but he did not go in. 6 Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen cloths lying there, 7 and the face cloth, which had been on Jesus’
head, not lying with the linen cloths but folded up in a place by itself. 8 Then the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; 9 for as yet they did not understand the Scripture, that he must rise from the dead.
10 Then the disciples went back to their homes.
This paragraph is the most important event since the creation of the world. The world was created in six days, but it took only Adam and Eve a few minutes
to crash it. The resurrection is our Salvation to the fall of man in the Garden of Eden. In the Old Testament, the Passover was an event in which a lamb is slaughtered and the blood of the lamb is spread over the door post of the homes of God’s
people. The Angel of Death came that night and went from house to house and the first born males died. The Angel “passed over” the houses with the blood of the lamb on the door post... thus, the first born males lived instead of dying.
Thus the name “Passover” is from this Old Testament Event. Jesus was celebrating this even at the Last Supper and Jesus dies on the first day of Passover. Three days later... as he prophesied, God raised him from the dead. God
accepted his Son’s death for the atonement of all man’s sins. To those who repent of their sins and believe in Jesus, that is... his life, death, resurrection, receive eternal life in heaven. There is soooo much to yet, I’m trying
to keep it short. I have given you the significance of today’s reading, today’s text gives you the details on the event. The disciples don’t understand the significance of it yet.
pray: O Lord, I proclaim with my heart and mouth the Words of John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.” You are my Lord and
Savior, who has set me free. Amen.