Mary Magdalene has reported that Jesus’ tomb is empty! Disciples John and Peter waste no time in quickly running towards the tomb; wondering what they would find (John 20:1-4).
Of course, they didn’t find his body at the tomb, because Jesus is alive!
Later they would see the risen Jesus several times. And once more Peter would find himself “running” towards Jesus. (Okay, there was probably some swimming involved, more than running, see John 21:7.)
How often do you find yourself wishing for an opportunity to run to Jesus?
When things are rough.
When it seems like everything is turning against you.
When you are ready to give up…
What is holding you back? Don’t walk—Run!
When was the last time you reminded your family members, your friends, and even yourself, that running towards Jesus is always an option?
When you are weary.
When it looks like there is no hope.
When you can’t think of a better way…
What is holding you back?
So turn to God! Give up your sins, and you will be forgiven.
But the people who trust the Lord will become strong again.
They will be able to rise up as an eagle in the sky.
They will run without needing rest.
They will walk without becoming tired.
An Easter blessing:
On this day and every day,
regardless of where you are at,
or how you are feeling,
may you turn and run to Jesus.
Happy Easter !
Disciples John and Peter running on their way to the tomb on Easter morning, a painting by Eugène Burnand. Offered by crazyapplefangirl, on Flickr licensed under Creative Commons (CC BY-ND 2.0). Palm-tied cross is from my archives, offered here.