“He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee” (Luke 24:6).
What joy to know Christ conquered death.
Mary is a beautiful part of the Resurrection story. “The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre” (John 20:1). Notice “when it was yet dark.” Her heart so burdened and weighed down she could not even wait for sunrise. When she saw Jesus, Whom she thought to be the gardener, her desire to care for the Lord burned so deeply she asked where he had laid him, and she would take him away.
Jesus only had to speak one word, Mary. Can you imagine the intense joy that flooded Mary when she now understood who spoke to her?
“But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name” (John 20:31).
In this world of chaos, may we as believers be quick to share Jesus with others. He truly is RISEN!
“Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou
hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed” (John 20:29).