11 But Mary stayed outside the tomb weeping.
And as she wept, she bent over into the tomb 12 and saw two angels in
white sitting there, one at the head and one at the feet where the body of Jesus had been.
13 And they said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?" She said
to them, "They have taken my Lord, and I don't know where they laid him." 14
When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus there, but did not know it was
Jesus. 15 Jesus said to her, "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!"
She turned and said to him in Hebrew, "Rabbouni," which means Teacher.
17 Jesus said to her, "Stop holding on to me,
for I have not yet
ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and tell them,
'I am going to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'"
18 Mary of Magdala went and announced to the
"I have seen the Lord," and what he told her.
John 20, 11-18
Lord Jesus, help me to walk
with you each day of my life, even to Calvary. The sorrow and joy, the pain and healings,
the failures and triumphs of my life are truly small deaths and resurrections that lead me
to closeness with you. Give me the faith and trust I need to walk with you always.