Sunday, April 16
"Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene went to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb...."
"... now when He rose early on the first day of the week, He appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven demons."
"....She turned around and saw Jesus standing there, and did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, 'Woman why are you weeping? Who are you seeking?'
She, supposing him to be the gardener, said to him, 'Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him and I will take him away.'
Jesus said to her, 'Mary!'
She turned and said to him, 'Rabboni,' which is to say, Teacher."
A lot of people in a variety of locations saw & spoke with Jesus after his death, burial and Resurrection. His spirit is alive and vibrant in me, although I have never seen Him.
The Bible promises that we will, again, be mocked and persecuted for our faith in Christ. It has begun here in America and really scares me for our future, especially that of my kids and grandkids. But the peace that passes all understanding is comfort.
As I age, and as I come to know & experience Jesus more, I regret the years I wasted not witnessing, not telling others about Him.
"And if I weep, let it be as a man who is longing for his home." - Rich Mullins lyrics