Mary, The Message Bearer

December 11th, 2016

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John 20:11-22

The story in John 20 of Mary Magdalene coming to Jesus’ tomb and Jesus’ first appearance to His disciples generates a number of curious questions:

  • Did Mary have some type of light since it was still dark?
  • How far did the disciples have to run to get to the tomb?
  • Why didn’t Peter and John see angels in the tomb?
  • What was the role of the angels?
  • Did Peter and John tell Mary what they saw in the tomb?
  • Why did Mary not go into the tomb, but just kneeled and look in?
  • Had Jesus’ looks changed so much that she did not recognize Him, or was it still dark?
  • How did Mary know where the disciples were staying?
  • Why did the fact that Jesus had not ascended to the Father prohibit Mary from touching Him?
  • Did Jesus literally take a breath and breathe the Holy Spirit on each individual disciple or on the group as a whole–or was this symbolic?
  • How much did the disciples understand about the Holy Spirit?

Are any of these questions as significant as Mary’s testimony: “I have seen the Lord!” (John 20:18)?

Author: Pat Kissell

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One Response to “Mary, The Message Bearer”

  1. Rosita Palomo Says:

    December 11th, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    God have mercy on our souls. I believe i have the mind of Christ.

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