“Mary Magdalene found the disciples and told them, “I have seen the Lord!” (John 20: 18, NLT)
In his triumph, Jesus could have paraded through the streets of Jerusalem. He could have knocked on Pilate’s door. He could have confronted the high priest. But the first person out resurrected Lord appears to is a woman without hope. And the first words he speaks are, “What are you crying?”
What a Savior we serve, or rather, serves us. For in his hour of greatest triumph, he doesn’t shout about his victory from the rooftops. He comes quietly to a woman who grieves … who desperately needs to hear his voice … see his face … and feel his embrace.
(from Moments With The Savior, by Ken Gire, page 381)