by Sandy Kirby Quandt
Where have you put him?
That’s the question Mary Magdalene asked when she saw the empty tomb where the body of her Lord was placed three short days earlier.
We can ask ourselves the same question Mary asked. Where have we put him?
Is Christ at the center of our life, or have we shuffled him off to a corner somewhere and forgotten him, until we need something?
Do we seek out Jesus first thing in the morning the way Mary did? Or do days, weeks, months pass before we even give him a second thought?
Do we long to see our Savior’s face and glorify him? Does he fill our days with the joy only he can give? Do we live to serve him and him alone?
When people look at us and ask, “Where have you put him?” can they see Jesus living in and through us?
Are our lives a testimony to the truth our Redeemer forever lives? And because our Redeemer lives, we can too.
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Early on Sunday morning, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been taken away from the entrance. She went running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and told them, “They have taken the Lord from the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!”
Then Peter and the other disciple went to the tomb. The two of them were running, but the other disciple ran faster than Peter and reached the tomb first. He bent over and saw the linen cloths, but he did not go in. Behind him came Simon Peter, and he went straight into the tomb. He saw the linen cloths lying there and the cloth which had been around Jesus’ head. It was not lying with the linen cloths but was rolled up by itself. Then the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went in; he saw and believed. (They still did not understand the scripture which said that he must rise from death.)
John 20:1-9 (NCV)
I wish you well.
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