Let us rejoice – He is risen! All hope seemed lost but hope has returned forever. Mary Magdalene found the tomb empty and went to tell the disciples. Peter and John found the tomb empty as well. Mary returned and stood outside weeping. No one knew Jesus was alive.
When Jesus calls her name, saying “Mary”, she recognizes Him through her tears. In an instant she knows – He is alive! Tears turn to joy! Jesus calls her by name and instructs Mary to go and tell the disciples. Mary is the messenger and she tells them that Jesus is alive. There is resurrection after death. What seemed lost has new life.
Jesus called Mary by name and He calls each of us by name. His call is the same to us as it was to Mary: go forth and share the good news. He is risen! He is risen indeed! Hallelujah!!
Scripture references: Psalm 118: 24 and John 20: 1-18