John 20:8-9 (The Message)
Then the other disciple, the one who had gotten there first, went into the tomb, took one look at the evidence, and believed. No one yet knew from the Scripture that He had to rise from the dead.
“John, the disciple who leaned on Jesus’ breast at the last supper, and who regarded Him as his best friend, was left desolate after the crucifixion. Though he had not the bitterness of regret that Pater did, the gap in his life must have been wide. Like Peter, he ran to the tomb, prompted by the desire to ascertain what had happened to the body, and perhaps because he was dimly hopeful that by some good fortune Jesus might manifest Himself again. His discernment was keener than Peter’s, for he saw and believed (20:8 NLT). Later the whole friendship was restored when Jesus returned.” When faith lives strong in our hearts it is easier to see through the fog and trust that things will turn out alright. What are you facing that feels like a lost cause, unrepairable, futile? Through Jesus nobody is a lost cause. Relationships can be restored. A new chapter can begin. We can be “born again.”