Which disciple are you? (Lectio Divina – Day 30)

On Friday I was challenged to look at Luke 24:1-12 and was asked which disciple I felt i was most like and why? For me it was easy to answer this as it was Peter. I was given the news that Jesus had risen and I was the one who rushed out to go and look. I was given the message and was desperate to find out.

This is is what happened to Peter and this is what happened to me when I first heard the news from my girlfriend. She brought to me the attention that Jesus was there and I was the one who rushed out to find him. I was the one who wanted to corroborate her story. This is the power of that faith. To seek out Jesus. To be hungry for his word.

On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’” Then they remembered his words. When they came back from the tomb, they told all these things to the Eleven and to all the others. It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the others with them who told this to the apostles. But they did not believe the women, because their words seemed to them like nonsense. Peter, however, got up and ran to the tomb. Bending over, he saw the strips of linen lying by themselves, and he went away, wondering to himself what had happened. (Luke 24:1-12 NIV)