Monday, April 21, 2014

Why Are You Weeping?

     As I was reading about Mary Magdalene this morning....I couldn't help but be struck once again by Jesus's words to her..."Woman, why are you weeping?"  John 20:15-16.   Mary didn't even recognize Jesus....she thought he was a gardener...UNTIL....Jesus called her name "Mary"!  And when she heard her name....she turned and cried out "Rabboni" (Teacher)!   She saw him then...she recognized him although this scripture does not say that she fell at his feet,  but I would imagine that in her great excitement at seeing Jesus alive she could do nothing but fall at his feet. John 20: 17

     In my own life of struggles, tears, fears and failures....I have heard deep in my heart those words too, "Debbie...why are you weeping?".  In the bleakness of my confusion...I hear those words from God's Holy Word and I see that the tomb is indeed empty and my faith and hope arises and is strengthened!!   The truth of Jesus's resurrection shakes my very foundation and I lift my eyes to the heavens, rejoicing with David as he proclaims " my help comes from the Lord..." Psalm 121:1-2.  

Resurrection Day has passed...but the tomb remains empty...and my hope and faith will forever by changed!!
Are you weeping?   Then hear your Savior call your name and receive the hope and faith that accompanies the empty tomb!   Hallelujah....He has risen indeed!

In Him,

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  1. Amen - and to think that He knows my name and cares for amazing is His love....