Peter Ran

It was Mary Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and other women that were with them, which told these things unto the apostles.  And their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they believed them not.  Then arose Peter, and ran unto the sepulchre; and stooping down, he beheld the linen clothes laid by themselves, and departed, wondering in himself at that which was come to pass.

Luke 24:10-12

After Jesus was crucified and rose again from the dead, some women (among them Mary and Mary Magdalene) went to the tomb.  Of course, we all know that they found the stone rolled away and the Lord Jesus gone.  After seeing this miracle, they immediately went and told the apostles.  Strangely, even after having followed Jesus for three years and hearing Him tell of His rising from the dead many times, they didn’t believe it.  “…their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they believed them not.”

But one of the apostles did something.  Peter, who just days before had denied the Lord three times, decided to get up and go.  “Then arose Peter, and ran unto the sepulchre.”  The same Peter who had gone out and wept bitterly after his failure was the one who ran to see the empty tomb.

Why was it Peter who went?  Was it just that he was the boldest?  Was it the fact that he desperately wanted to see the Lord again to ask for forgiveness?  Was it that he had more faith than the others?  We will never know.  Peter had his doubts.  In verse 12, he was “wondering in himself at that which was come to pass.”  Whatever the reason, Peter showed at least some faith.

Let it be the same with us.  We may not understand everything, but we can have faith in every situation.  Do we?

2 responses to this post.

  1. Thank you Ben, for helping us consider our faith and His faithfulness! God bless you!

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