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A Note From Pastor Georgette
What happens when the unbelievable becomes reality, the impossible turns out to be true? What happens in us when we discover the worst thing, isn’t the last thing? I think of Mary, coming to Jesus’ tomb on Resurrection Sunday, still grieving, unable to comprehend that Jesus was dead and the horrific way he died. Certainly, her hope, the hope of all who believed Jesus was the One, The Way, the Son of Man, The Messiah, had fallen into deep despair. Certainly, they didn’t consider Jesus’ resurrection a possibility, even though he told them, “In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me,” (John 16:17 MSG)
When Mary arrived at the tomb “early in the morning on the first day of the week, while it was still dark..she came to the tomb and saw that the stone was moved away from the entrance.” Seeing the empty tomb, “She ran at once to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, breathlessly panting, “They took the Master from the tomb. We don’t know where they’ve put him.” Mary ran, not because she was hopeful, but because she was in anguish.
John’s Gospel tells us, “Peter and the other disciple left immediately for the tomb. They ran, neck and neck. The other disciple got to the tomb first, outrunning Peter.” We can feel Mary’s anxiety. We can also sense that something is about to shift. There is a glimmer of hope, a sense of excitement as Simon Peter and the other disciple race to the tomb. The unbelievable, might actually be reality! The “other disciple”, the “disciple Jesus loved” is one of the great mysteries of scripture. Most believe it was John who raced to the tomb with Peter, yet his name isn’t mentioned, so that those who read the story, might see themselves in “the other disciple”.
We can imagine them arriving, breathless, sweating, stooping down to see inside for themselves. John tells us, “the other disciple went into the tomb, took one look at the evidence, and believed!” May the unbelievable become reality, the impossibility of faith become the truth that sets us free anew this Resurrection Sunday! May we all run toward Jesus with hope and excitement! Let’s run with the unbelievable assurance…Jesus loves me! Jesus loves YOU!
(Passages taken from John 20:1-9 MSG, emphasis added)