When Mary went to the tomb on that early morning, she was expecting to cover Jesus’s body with the spices she had prepared, but instead, it was empty. HE HAD RISEN! She encountered the two angels, but didn’t seem to be alarmed by that, just disturbed that his body wasn’t there. Her heart was broken, and she was disappointed. Then she heard a voice, saw him, but didn’t recognize him or his voice until he called her name.
Isn’t it funny that before we came to know Jesus, we knew of him, but until he called our name, we didn’t recognize him? Many people know of him, but not everyone has their eyes opened to see him as Savior and King. It’s not until he makes his presence known that we even notice how sinful we are; his presence makes us aware. Think about him today, as you remember how blessed we are to know him, and that he called our name out of the darkness, and into his light.
Having said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing, but she did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?” Supposing him to be the gardener, she 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 in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means Teacher). John 20:14-16