Rev. Bernard Ross, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Alma, Missouri, joins host Rev. AJ Espinosa to study John 20. For all eternity, Mary Magdalene bears the honor of being the first herald of the Lord’s resurrection, the original messenger of Easter, and the apostle to the apostles. She goes up to the tomb before anyone else and makes a discovery that will change everything forever: Jesus’s tomb was mysteriously lacking a dead body that Sunday morning. In the midst of emotional trauma and overwhelming confusion, John’s account in chapter 20 makes sense of what we have heard from Matthew, Mark, and Luke. This all really happened, literally and historically. And yet, what happens is bigger than history itself: Jesus had not just been brought back to life like Lazarus—He had been transformed in the future glory of the Last Day. His words and His mysterious power attest to this future glory that the Lord already possessed in advance. In the end, we are told these things that we may trust in Jesus as the true Messiah. Even if we didn’t witness these events ourselves, they don’t compare to the glory that we will all one day see.