40 Days of JohnDay 37: John 20:1-18
Mary Magdalene goes to Jesus' tomb and realizes Jesus isn't there. She goes and gets Peter and John and they see for themselves that Jesus isn't there. They still don't understand what it means that Jesus will rise from the dead.
And then, as Mary is crying, two angels are with her, and Jesus appears and starts talking to her.
Mary is so busy crying, she doesn't even realize Jesus is with her. But Jesus makes sure to get her attention. He calls her by name, and she knows without a doubt that it's Him. It changes everything, her entire perspective.
Jesus changes our perspective too. Jesus knows us, and He calls us by name.
As I was reading, I noticed something about the scripture I have never noticed before. Jesus points out that His Father is our Father, making us brothers and sisters in Christ. Did you catch, the way He refines how we are called to relate to each other?