Posted by: pastordarren | April 12, 2009


We have been through the arrest, trial and crucifixion of Jesus.  We have seen Him die and now go with Mary to the tomb.  Two of Jesus’ disciples had been there with her and had seen the empty tomb and left.

Joh 20:11-18
But Mary stood outside the tomb weeping. As she wept, she knelt to look into the tomb and saw two angels sitting there, dressed in white, one at the head, the other at the foot of where Jesus’ body had been laid. They said to her, “Woman, why do you weep?” “They took my Master,” she said, “and I don’t know where they put him.” After she said this, she turned away and saw Jesus standing there. But she didn’t recognize him. Jesus spoke to her, “Woman, why do you weep? Who are you looking for?” She, thinking that he was the gardener, said, “Mister, if you took him, tell me where you put him so I can care for him.” Jesus said, “Mary.” Turning to face him, she said in Hebrew, “Rabboni!” meaning “Teacher!” Jesus said, “Don’t cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go to my brothers and tell them, ‘I ascend to my Father and your Father, my God and your God.'” Mary Magdalene went, telling the news to the disciples: “I saw the Master!” And she told them everything he said to her.

Mary hung around at the tomb and even after seeing angels, did not know Jesus when she saw Him.  When Jesus spoke her name, when the personal connection was made, then her eyes were opened, and she saw Jesus with her eyes and her heart and her spirit.

What does it take for us to see the risen Lord?  Miracles, angels, love, fellowship, organization?  Maybe to some degree, but those will fade.  It is when we have a personal connection with Jesus, when He calls our name and we respond by putting down our past; it is then that we are able to truely follow the risen Lord to where He is leading us.  Mary heard her name and experienced Jesus.

Do you hear yours being spoken by Jesus?  He is speaking it to you and calling you to put down your hurts, pains, selfishness, sin and all the things that keep us seperated from God and to live our lives with Him because HE LIVES today!


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