Peace from an Empty Place

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On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came among them and said, “Peace be with you!” John 20:19

An empty tomb.

The tomb which had held Jesus, their Saviour, their teacher, their friend, was empty. The broken body of their King, gone!

Peter and John, along with the other disciples (except for Judas for he had betrayed Jesus, and for Thomas who was not with them that day) drew together behind a locked door. John’s gospel teaches it was a first day of the week, and Peter and John had recently witnessed an empty tomb except for strips of linen, and the cloth that had been wrapped around Jesus’ head.
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Then….

Then, He is suddenly standing before them.

“Peace be with you,” He says.

Peace be with you.

Even after all He had endured—whippings, a crown of thorns, a cross to carry, nails in His hands, and all the sin of world upon Him…
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10 thoughts on “Peace from an Empty Place

  1. Lynn, this is such a beautiful post. I, too, felt the emotions of the disciples as I read your words. I am so thankful that Jesus has this way of seeing beyond the obvious and straight to our hearts. He knows just what we need to hear to lift us from discouragement, sorrow, and disappointment . . . to set our thoughts back on Him.

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  2. Lynn, I am still trying to catch up on some of your post. Love how you express the Word. I am like Jeanne, so glad Jesus can see beyond our obvious and straight to my heart. Your writing has a way of doing that too…must God led. blessings.

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