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The Empty Tomb

31 Mar

Paper mache empty tombThat is not the same tomb that I ate a few days ago. That one was made of squishy newspaper and chicken wire.

I would never eat a rock. Who do you think I am, anyway?

This is supposed to be the tomb they buried Jesus in? Why would they bury him in a rock?

Yeah, I guess it would be hard to steal him out of a big, rock tomb when a humongous rock covered the entrance.

But who would want to? Why would anyone want to steal a body?

Jesus what? He told people he would be killed and after three days he would rise again?

So the elders, chief priests and scribes wanted to seal Jesus in so his disciples couldn’t steal his body and say he had risen?

But what if Jesus was telling the truth? Wouldn’t He be stuck inside that big rock tomb? What would He do then?

Okay, I’ll listen to the rest of the story.

***

Jesus died on the cross on a Friday, and on Sunday Mary Magdalene and some of the other women who had followed Him went to His tomb. They found the stone rolled back from the door of the tomb.

***

So Jesus snuck out right through the front door.

I am listening.

***

Mary Magdalene ran to tell Peter and John, two of Jesus’ disciples, that they didn’t know where Jesus’ body had been taken. Peter and John ran to the tomb and only found the linen cloths that Jesus had been buried in. So they left and went back to their homes.

***

Does that mean Jesus had to go and knock on their doors?

I’m listening. I just wanted to know.

***

When Peter and John left, Mary stayed behind weeping. She looked into the tomb and saw two angels in there. The angels asked her why she was weeping and Mary said, “Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid Him.

After she said this, Mary turned around and saw Jesus, but she thought He was the gardener. She said to Him, “Sir, if you have carried Him away, tell me where you have laid Him, and I will take Him away.”

Jesus said to her, “Mary!”

Mary finally realized this was Jesus and was overjoyed.

***

Did Jesus look for a place to hide after that so he wouldn’t be killed again?

Yes, I’m listening.

***

Later, when the disciples were hiding behind locked doors for fear of the Jews, Jesus appeared to them.

***

He went right through the locked door? Does that mean He could have gotten out of that tomb even if the door wasn’t rolled away?

That would make it easy for Him to hide so he wouldn’t be killed again.

***

Jesus won’t be killed again. God raised Him from the dead so that He will have everlasting life. And you can have everlasting life too if you declare Jesus as Lord and believe that God raised Him from the dead.

***

I’ve just got one question.

Can you make the next empty tomb out of bread please?

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24 Comments

Posted by on March 31, 2013 in Bongo, Dogology, humor

 

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24 responses to “The Empty Tomb

  1. marina kanavaki

    March 31, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Your person is an artist!!!! I think you could persuade her to make you a bread tomb [or whatever shape/taste you like] next time!!!
    🙂

     
    • Bongo

      March 31, 2013 at 9:19 pm

      Marina, my person says some people make bread dough sculptures. I think it would be awesome to have a whole edible tomb with no newspaper included. I won’t tell my person I want to eat it though until after she’s made it.

       
  2. rumpydog

    March 31, 2013 at 11:42 am

    I hope you’ve had a happy Easter! woo woo woo!

     
    • Bongo

      March 31, 2013 at 9:19 pm

      Rumpy, I had a wonderful Easter. I hope you did too.

       
  3. Avalon

    March 31, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Happy Easter, Bongo xxx

     
    • Bongo

      March 31, 2013 at 9:23 pm

      Thanks Avalon. I had a great Easter. I hope you did too. And thanks for stopping by and commenting.

       
  4. dogloverofmax@gmail.com

    March 31, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Very well told! Happy Easter!

     
    • Bongo

      March 31, 2013 at 9:24 pm

      Thanks Max. I had a wonderful Easter. I hope you did too.

       
  5. Gizmo

    March 31, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Gizmo & Beth wish you all a joyous Easter

     
    • Bongo

      March 31, 2013 at 9:24 pm

      Thanks so much Gizmo and Beth. I had a wonderful Easter. I hope you did too.

       
  6. colliesofthemeadow

    March 31, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    What a cool tomb!!! 🙂 He is risen and what a wonderful thing that is. Now Ginger wants to know how she can become invincible like him so she can conquer the world or better yet how she can get him on her team….
    the collies, Ginger and dad who is shaking his head

     
    • Bongo

      March 31, 2013 at 9:49 pm

      Thanks Collies. Ginger, Jesus loves us animals so I think we’re already on His team. I’m sure he would back your plan for world domination.

       
  7. Misty Shores Chesapeakes

    March 31, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    Cool tomb! He is risen, Happy Easter!!

     
    • Bongo

      March 31, 2013 at 9:49 pm

      Thanks Misty Shores. I had a wonderful Easter. I hope you did too.

       
  8. Bassa's Blog

    April 1, 2013 at 1:50 am

    Cool tomb! Happy Easter Bongo!

     
    • Bongo

      April 1, 2013 at 10:14 pm

      Thanks Bassa. I had a great Easter. I hope you had a good one too.

       
  9. angelswhisper2011

    April 1, 2013 at 2:26 am

    Bongo, I love this story and I love your tomb.. it could be a hiding place for me, if nobody eats it before… 😀

     
    • Bongo

      April 1, 2013 at 10:16 pm

      Thanks Little Binky. You would fit perfectly in that tomb. Don’t worry, if I eat it I’m sure my person will make you another one.

       
  10. eripanwkevin

    April 1, 2013 at 8:00 am

    What a beautiful story this is! Although I’ve already known that Jesus was raised from the dead, reading this story makes me so impressed again and again! Thanks for showing the tomb picture to us! Happy Easter! 🙂

     
    • Bongo

      April 1, 2013 at 10:18 pm

      Thanks Kevin. I’m glad you enjoyed the story, and I hope you had a wonderful Easter. I had a really good one.

       
  11. Sage

    April 1, 2013 at 9:59 am

    I’ve always loved that story, Bongo, but to have an edible tomb is cool!!

     
    • Bongo

      April 1, 2013 at 10:19 pm

      Sage, it is a beautiful story, isn’t it – but everything can be improved if you can eat it.

       
  12. FleaByte

    April 1, 2013 at 10:15 am

    He is risen!

     
    • Bongo

      April 1, 2013 at 10:20 pm

      He is risen indeed! Such a wonderful resurrection day.

       

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