Mary is deeply distressed and confused because she does not know where Jesus’ body has been taken. In the midst of this Jesus appears to her, replacing her distress with joy and her confusion with peace. I can hear the joy and hope in her voice as she declares to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord!”
Jesus longs to do the same for me, that I would seek Him and invite Him into my distress and confusion, and trust Him to bring me joy and peace.
Jesus, please forgive me for all the times I have sought to bury my distress and confusion, or manufacture peace myself. Help me to quickly bring my distress and confusion before you, and trust that you will bring me joy and peace. Amen.
Written by Ps. Beth Waugh