April 3, 2018
At the tomb of Jesus, Mary Magdalene, not recognizing or expecting to see Jesus himself, was asked by Him, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?” She thought it was the gardener and said to him, “Sir, if you carried him away, tell me where you laid him, and I will take him.” Jesus said to her, “Mary!” Jn_20:11-18
Oh, our funny responses when we cross paths with the unexpected! Who would have even imagined to see Jesus alive again after just seeing him dead? And yet there in the garden of His tomb, Mary comes face to face with the one she expected to still be dead, the one she never expected to see again! Ever come across those times, beloved when we hear our name called out and not even imagine where it came from? Those times when what we may have been searching for endlessly, all of a sudden is right there in front of us? Maybe that’s the Lord answering us! Maybe that’s the Lord calling us to see a little clearer, a little deeper than what we expect to see. Open your eyes, open your mind and open your hearts, beloved. The answer might just be staring us in the face!!!
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