Pondering John 20:1-18

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There comes a point in every believer’s life when he has an “AHA” moment. It is that moment when everything that you have heard and seen finally makes sense and you begin to really believe what you believe. There are two AHA moments recorded in this passage:

1) John’s AHA moment came when he first looked into the tomb, saw that Jesus was not there and noted how the grave clothes had been arranged. The Scripture simply says at this point, “He saw and believed.” (v.8)

2) Mary also had an AHA moment. It was at her 2nd trip to the tomb that morning. She had had an encounter with  2 angels – which I’m pretty sure would have been an AHA moment for me – and then had a conversation with Jesus without knowing it was Him. But when He said her name, “Mary“, it was as if the light went on and all was clear to her. (v.16)

My AHA moment came when I was about 16 years old. After spending my first 14 years without any religious indoctrination at all I began hanging around my best friend’s church in the 9th grade. After about 2 years of exposure to the gospel and to people that loved God everything finally clicked in my mind and my heart responded by crying out to God to rescue me from darkness and bring me into the light of His Son. And my life was never the same.

Do you remember what your AHA moment was like? Today might be a good day to reflect back on how the Lord brought you to your moment of belief and then thank Him for rescuing you and filling you with LIFE!

Next Week’s Passage: John 20:19-31

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