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April 22, 2012

In the Garden

Mary Magdalene stood weeping before the vacant tomb of Jesus. She didn't know what else to do. Brutal and ruthless men had tortured and executed her Lord, the one who had loved her with divine love and freed her from her past with divine power. Jesus had meant more to her than anyone else in her life; he had done more for her than anyone else in her life. Now Jesus was gone; there wasn't even a corpse to which she could speak her thanks and offer the devotion of her tears. She didn't know what else to do, but the divine Presence would soon tell her.

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Illustrated Bible Life

Jesus' Resurrection Body

For confusion, read the New Testament description of Christ's resurrected body. It says the body was much like that of Jesus before the resurrection. It still looked like him. It could be touched. It still ate. On the other hand, after the resurrection, Jesus appeared suddenly out of thin air and disappeared just as suddenly. Closed doors could not keep him out, nor could gravity hold him down. What are we to make of this? Let's explore this puzzling question in this week's article.

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