Dec. 2. The Risen Jesus Appears

Mt. 28:9, 10; Mk. 16:9; Jn. 20:11-17

Suddenly, Jesus appeared and became His own Messenger. He asked Mary why she was weeping and for Whom was she seeking.

Failing to recognize Him and thinking that He was the gardener, she thought that He had taken Jesus’ body to another location. She said, “Sir, if You have carried Him away, tell me where You have laid Him, and I will take Him away.”

Mary offered to move Jesus’ body because she and the other women were on a mission to do what they could for Him and embalming Him was the final thing that they could do.

When Jesus called her name, Mary immediately knew Him. She went to tell the disciples that she had seen the Lord and to relate the things that He had said to her.

After seeing Mary, Jesus met the other women on the road and greeted them. He said, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell My brethren to go to Galilee, and there they will see Me.”