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.” John 20:2 NABRE
We have celebrated the birth of Jesus, a baby born in Bethlehem. We read of Mary and Joseph searching for Jesus when He is twelve, staying behind in the temple after Passover. John shares a story of Mary Magdalene, one of Jesus’ female disciples from Galilee, searching for Jesus on the first Easter morning. Mary arrives at the tomb, planning to anoint Jesus, sees the tomb open and Jesus not present. She is caught off guard and runs to the other disciples, speaking to Simon Peter and the disciple whom Jesus loves, saying, Jesus has been taken from the tomb and we don’t know where they put Him. Mary does not appear to go to the tomb alone, other women were with her and we read, “we don’t know where they put Him.” The disciples do not understand Jesus plan to raise the temple in three after its destruction. Forcing a search for them and a reminder for us, we must always search for Jesus.
Jesus dies, rises and now wherever we pray we meet Christ, an eternal living person of the Triune God. The Jews have to go to the temple to find God, Jesus’ rising makes Christ available anywhere. We recall Jesus words to the Samaritan women at Jacob’s well, “Believe me, woman, the hour is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem.” (John 4:21) Worshiping God will occur every place, through the Spirit who is everywhere, God is available everywhere, not a specific somewhere. But like those first disciples Easter morning we must search for Jesus who wants to be found and who will lead us to the kingdom of God.
Where did you find Jesus? Are you surprised at the place Jesus can be found?Worshiping God occurs every place, through the Spirit who is everywhere, God is available everywhere, not a specific somewhere. But we must search for Jesus who wants to be found and who will lead us to the kingdom of God. Click To Tweet
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