I Have Seen the Lord – Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019

Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples,”I have seen the Lord”; and she told them that he had said these things to her. (John 20:17)

Mary Magdalene was the first to see the resurrected Christ, the first to experience the hope of Easter. Peter and John saw the empty tomb and while they believed the evidence of their eyes, they didn’t understand and went home. Mary stayed , trying to puzzle it out, and first two angels and then Jesus appeared to her, giving her the first witness of the Risen Savior. One might think that this culmination of the life and death of Jesus would be the end…I mean, how could any sign and wonder top that? But it was just the beginning of the hope Jesus would bring to the world.