“Now commences a wonderful morning’s encounter. Mary Magdalene, who was the first person to see Jesus after his resurrection (Mark 16:9), broke all tradition and protocol, actually defiling herself by approaching the sepulcher looking for her Lord’s body, saying, I know not where they have laid him– John 20:13-16.
That morning, Mary did not know Jesus until he spoke her name, which turned her mourning and sorrowful tears into joyful elation seeing that her Lord was alive! Jesus’ once brutalized body was now resurrected and whole as he spoke to her with his voice of comfort. Recall Jesus said of his sheep that they would know his voice in John 10:4.
Mary, she heard his voice, and she answered ― Master!
Has Jesus also spoken to your heart?
Have you heard his pleasant voice, perfectly pitched to your (spiritual) ears?
Have you answered his call?
Have you opened the door of your heart?
For you ― God sent His only begotten Son.
For you ― Jesus gave his life!
For you ― God raised Jesus up from the dead!
From the isle of Patmos, Jesus said, I am the first and the last: I am he that liveth, and was dead, and, behold, I am alive for evermore– Revelation 1:17-18.
So, this is why I am asking:
Have you found him in the Scriptures?
Have you seen the living Christ in the Word?
Have you heard him?
Have you answered him?
Did you know Jesus is at the door of your inner heart?
Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me– Revelation 3:20.” ~LMJ~