[CF Devotionals] 2014-04-21 - What Would Mary Magdalene Say?

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John 20:13-18

Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: “I have seen the Lord!” And she told them that he had said these things to her. (John 20:18)

It's Him. It's Him! I couldn't exactly explain it, but I knew what I saw. I thought the man was the gardener and asked him where I could find Jesus' body. All the time it was Jesus. It wasn't until the man said my name, Mary, that I knew it was my Lord! That one word was all it took.

I witnessed Jesus' death and His burial. There was no question that He died. I and other followers watched the whole proceedings. So for Jesus to be standing, breathing, and talking, has to be a miracle.

Jesus asked me to find the disciples and tell them that He, the Messiah has risen. I obeyed. The white linens were left behind and the tomb opened for proof of Jesus' temporary humanity and His unjust pain.

Lord, I am glad the story does not end with Jesus being left in the tomb. That was just a part of Your plan to save us from our selfish selves. God, how You must have celebrated at Jesus' and my rebirth. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.

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