#12 Risen From the Dead


On Sunday, the first day of the week, the women returned to the tomb carrying spices. There was Mary Magdalene, Mary mother of James, her daughter Salome and Joanna. They find the tomb empty and bump into an angel, they are distressed but the angel says that Jesus rose from the dead and is going to meet them in Galilee. They hurry back to the apostles with startling news.

Peter and John run to the tomb, but John being younger runs faster and gets there first. He does not dare go into the tomb. Peter catches up and goes in and finds the strips of linen with which the body was bound lying there discarded. Then John goes in and sees the empty tomb. They go back with the news.

Mary Magdalene stays and weeps by the tomb believing the body to have been stolen. A man addresses her who she thinks is the gardener, until he says “Mary”. Then she sees it is the Teacher, and reaches out to touch him, but he says no, go tell the disciples.

After rising from the dead Jesus appeared to his disciples many tines. On one occasion they are fishing on the lake in Galilee and had caught nothing. Jesus appears on the shore. He instructs them to throw out their nets again, and they bring in a huge catch of fish. At this sign, “the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” Peter jumps out of the boat and wades in to shore, while the others bring in the catch of fish. Jesus cooks them breakfast on the beach. “None of the disciples dared ask him, “Who are you?” They knew it was the Lord.”

(John 21:1-14)

Milennium Cross, Coquimbo, Chile

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