The Empty Tomb Fulfilled the Prophecies


John 20:1-9


Mary Magdalene was first at the Tomb.

When Peter and John arrived at the Tomb,

John let Peter enter first because he

Was the elder.  John had run faster; Peter

Might have told John to do some stretching.


From the Navarre Bible commentary,

We know that “the empty tomb, the linen

Cloths, the napkin in a place by itself”

Were the evidence that Jesus arose.

Detective Columbo was not needed.


John saw and believed and Peter achieved.

Peter and John did not understand the

Scripture.  They needed Bible Study.

Let’s go therefore and do likewise.  Amen.


Patrick McCaskey


Patrick McCaskey is a Vice President and Director of the Chicago Bears, Chair of Sports Faith International, and Chair of WSFI Catholic Radio 88.5, as well as poet and the author of our Sports and Faith Series. He is also a grandson of George “Papa Bear” Halas. Surprising, inspiring, and all very human, Patrick McCaskey’s Poems About the Gospel and Poems About the Gospel II are books for all seasons where readers can find a few words of encouragement in every poem. Poems About the Gospel is available from Sporting Chance PressAmazon and select bookstores like the Little Way in Crystal Lake. Poems About the Gospel II is exclusively available from Amazon.

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