In John 20: 1-31 we read the story of Jesus' resurrection. It tells how Mary Magdalene went to the tomb of Jesus and found it empty. Mary thought that someone had stolen Jesus' body, so she ran to the disciples and told them what she had seen. Simon, Peter, and John ran to the tomb to see that Jesus' body was missing. Mary was distressed and stood by the tomb, weeping. She then turned around and saw Jesus, in living flesh. He spoke of his resurrection and dispatches Mary to tell the news to the disciples. Later on, Jesus appeared to his disciples giving them peace, assurance, and knowledge that he truly had returned. The disciples then received the Holy Spirit which would be their guide in the absence of Jesus.