“But Peter got up and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths by themselves; then he went home, amazed at what had happened.” vs. 12
The disciples initially dismissed the women’s story of their visit to the tomb of Jesus as a fanciful tale. But Peter had second thoughts and decided to check out what they had said. He was amazed to find the tomb exactly as they had described it…so he did as any of us might of done. He went home! In fact, that’s probably what most of us will do today after our worship. We’ll sing the joyful songs, listen to the story, ponder a sermon about the triumph of life, and then go home…or maybe out to brunch. It’s what we do on Easter Sunday! Peter likely stayed at home trying to figure things out, and that wouldn’t be a bad idea for us either. Too often we take the news of resurrection pretty lightly…we hear the same story year after year and we get back into our routines pretty quickly. We may not dismiss the news as an idle tale but neither do we get very excited about it. The proclamation of new life really deserves better. Peter’s life was changed forever by the Risen Christ…and the same can happen for us. Christ is alive and loose in the world…and awaits our contemplation.
Thought for the Day: Where will I meet the Risen Christ today?