A Measure of Belief

Mary Magdalene reported that the body of Jesus was missing. Peter and John ran to investigate. Peter went in first and saw that the body was indeed gone. “Then the other disciple, who came to the tomb first, went in also; and he saw and believed” (John 20:8).
John believed that Mary was right that someone had taken the body of Jesus, but John did not believe that Jesus was risen from the dead.
John saw evidence, or perhaps the lack of evidence, and simply believed that and accepted someone’s interpretation of it. The next verse reveals that John and Peter did not yet believe the Scriptures that the Son of God would rise from the dead.
There are many things to believe, but where does that belief lead a person? Hopefully, we will continue to investigate that we might be like John and discover the full truth and then let others know about it.

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