Early in the morning, three days after Jesus had died, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb.
She saw that the large stone had been moved, so she ran to Peter and his friend and said, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him.”
Peter and his friend ran to the tomb. His friend was faster and reached it first. He looked inside and saw the pieces of cloth inside but did not go in.
Then Peter arrived and went inside the tomb. He saw the cloth had been folded and put in a different place. He called his friend in and they believed what Jesus had told them, but they didn’t understand it.
Peter and his friend went back home, but Mary stayed outside the tomb crying. Once Peter and his friend had left, she bent down and looked into the tomb. She saw two angels sitting where Jesus had been.
“Why are you crying?” The angels asked Mary.
“They took Jesus body away,” Mary cried, “and I don’t know where it is.”
As she said this, a man came up to her. She thought he was the gardener. “Why are you crying?” he asked, “Who are you looking for?”
“Did you take him away? Where have you put him?” Mary replied.
For the man she had thought was a gardener was Jesus.
Jesus said to her, “You don’t need to hold onto me! Go and tell my followers.”
Mary Magdalene went to Jesus’ followers and told them, “I saw the Lord!”