DCLM Daily Manna 3 May 2022 Devotional By Pastor W. F. Kumuyi — Time To Run
TOPIC: Time To Run
TEXT: John 20:1-10 (KJV)
1 The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre.
2 Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him.
3 Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre.
4 So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre.
5 And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in.
6 Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie,
7 And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself.
8 Then went in also that other disciple, which came first to the sepulchre, and he saw, and believed.
9 For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead.
10 Then the disciples went away again unto their own home.
KEY VERSE: “Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him. So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulcher.” – (John 20:2,4)
In life, running is not an option but why one is running is equally important for every runner.
The passage for consideration is about three runners. One is a woman and the other two are men. They were all running for the same reasons although in different directions. Jesus was the reason they were running. Mary was the first to get to the tomb only to find it empty. She ran to tell Peter and John of her discovery. Peter and John heard the shocking news and decided to go see the tomb themselves. They ran back to the tomb with John outpacing Peter but he halted at the entrance of the tomb. Peter entered first. They both saw an empty tomb and believed that indeed Jesus was no longer in the grave.
Like Peter, John and Mary, now is the time for all to run with excitement to spread the good news. Today, you must run to tell others of Jesus and the power of His resurrection. It is time to run with the vision of the cross and the story of new life. The world is in a hurry to deny the significance of the cross and the reality of His resurrection, but it is the duty of the believer to tell the story to as many people as possible before they die.
These days, many people are refusing to accept Jesus. They are busy running away from eternal blessings and lasting happiness. You must not join the multitude in the race to a Christ-less eternity. Like Peter and John, run to Jesus and heed His invitation: “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28).
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
It is better to run to Jesus than to miss present and eternal “rest”.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
1 Samuel 14
DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.