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Jesus died for us. Jesus was buried for 3 days.

  • What now? Jesus triumphantly rises from the dead in a resurrected body. Eventually he will ascend into heaven to sit at the right hand of God. Jesus is now in charge of God’s country.
  • Jesus is always full of compassion with us. When Mary was upset, Jesus wants to know, from her, why she is weeping. When Jesus says her name, Mary knows who he is.
  • That is good news for me. Jesus cares.
  • Jesus knows my name. Jesus will call me. I recognize his voice.

But Mary stood outside the tomb weeping. As she wept, she knelt to look into the tomb and saw two angels sitting there, dressed in white, one at the head, the other at the foot of where Jesus’ body had been laid. They said to her, “Woman, why do you weep?”

“They took my Master,” she said, “and I don’t know where they put him.” After she said this, she turned away and saw Jesus standing there. But she didn’t recognize him.

Jesus spoke to her, “Woman, why do you weep? Who are you looking for?”

She, thinking that he was the gardener, said, “Mister, if you took him, tell me where you put him so I can care for him.”

Jesus said, “Mary.”

Turning to face him, she said in Hebrew, “Rabboni!” meaning “Teacher!”

Jesus said, “Don’t cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go to my brothers and tell them, ‘I ascend to my Father and your Father, my God and your God.’”

Mary Magdalene went, telling the news to the disciples: “I saw the Master!” And she told them everything he said to her.

Source: John 20:11-18

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