Re:Verse passage – John 20:1-18 (day six)
“Don’t cling to me,” Jesus said, “for I haven’t yet ascended to the Father. But go find my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” John 20:17
We are not sure what to make of this. Is Jesus alluding to some mystery about his glorified body? I believe it is far simpler than that. It might have sounded something like this,
“Mary, you need to let me go; I still have work to do, and so do you. Now go tell my disciples…”
Could it be that is what Jesus intends for us to understand? That we can’t stay in the garden holding onto him. That we have a story to tell.
“Now, go and tell…”
One thought on “A Story to Tell”
There is a lot of conjecture about this Scripture. I tend to think Jesus may have made a private ascension to the Father to present himself in the heavenly temple as the first fruits offering before the Father. As our high priest it makes sense that he would do this.