There are so many precious scriptures that I hope we have been reading over this week leading to this weekend as we ponder the death and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. I would like to share this passage with you from John 20:11-16
Mary arrived back at the tomb, broken and sobbing. She stooped to peer inside, and through her tears she saw two angels in dazzling white robes, sitting where Jesus’ body had been laid- one at the head and one at the feet.
“Dear woman why are you crying?” they asked.
Mary answered, “They have taken away my Lord and I don’t know where they have laid him.”
Then she turned around to leave, and there was Jesus standing in front of her but she didn’t realise that it was Him!
He said to her, “Dear woman, why are you crying? Who are you looking for?”
Mary answered, thinking he was only the gardener, “Sir, if you have taken his body somewhere else, and I will go and…”
“MARY,” Jesus interrupted her!
Turning to face Him, she said, “Rabboni!” (teacher)
Mary immediately recognised His voice as Jesus spoke her name! I love this passage, so real, so personal, so unexpected. What warmth must have flowed through Mary at that moment. She knew the comforting voice of her Saviour. Jesus then asked her to tell the others who were locked away in fear, what to do.
I encourage us all to take time in this season of Resurrection life to be still and hear Him in the depth of our being. He is our lifegiving Saviour and friend.
May you enjoy a blessed Easter with your loved ones and celebrate the glorious plan of God for all mankind.
The Lord is risen, He is risen indeed!