The first day of the week has arrived. Mary Magdalene and the women came to the tomb and found the stone taken away. Rather than believing Jesus had risen from the dead, the women believe that the body has been moved. Peter and John also go to the tomb. But verse 9 tells us that the disciples “did not understand the Scripture, that he must rise form the dead.” Mary remains at the tomb crying. She sees Jesus but does not know it was him. But when Jesus says her name, she recognizes that it is the Lord Jesus. The message John is showing by the Holy Spirit through this gospel is that faith comes from understanding the scriptures, not by sight.
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