And so He told her,
"Mary, you cannot hold Me. I must rise above this world to be with My Father, who is also your Father; My God, who is also your God. Go tell this to all My brothers."
Mary Magdalene obeyed and went directly to His disciples.
" I have seen the Lord, and this is what He said to me . . ."
And what about the disciples? They'd left their jobs and families to follow this Jesus. They knew that Jesus didn't want them arguing about power, but never in their wildest dreams did they imagine that Jesus' power would come to THIS. A humiliating death? A borrowed tomb? And then they had to go into hiding. Surely Jesus' body was out there somewhere-But they weren't about to risk their own lives to find a dead body. What was the point any way? And then suddenly, He was there! In the same room with them! How in the world could this be real?? Yet they could touch Him...they saw the holes where nails had been just 3 days ago. And Jesus spoke again, He spoke of peace...peace from a once dead man and His Father....and about sending them out. But....where? Where were they to go now? What were they to do now?
And so Simon Peter says, "I'm going fishing."
It's the only thing he knows to do.
The Voice Bible has this to say: