Read: John 20:1-21
The news was too good to be true—such joy after such despair! The women learned of it first: The tomb was empty. When Peter and John investigated, the burial cloth was folded neatly, ruling out grave robbery. Then Jesus appeared to Mary Magdalene, who bubbled over with her report. The disciples still weren’t sure—maybe she’d seen a vision. When Jesus appeared to them Sunday evening, they were overjoyed. Their hearts were comforted with his words: “Peace be with you!” He directed them, “As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” His peace filled them up to the brim. Jesus had risen from the dead! Everything seemed possible now.
How does Easter bring God’s peace to your heart? How is he sending you to share his peace with others?