“Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.” Mark 16:9
After resurrection our Lord saviour Jesus Christ first appeared to Mary Magdalene.
Mary Magdalene and Mary came early in the morning to the sepulchre, but to their surprise the Angel came and rolled the big stone. The Angel told He (Jesus ) have risen. Hence Mary Magdalene went back and brought the disciples of Jesus. They also saw that the sepulchre was opened, the stone was rolled out, only the clothes of Jesus was found.
The disciples who came there went home. But Mary alone was standing.
John 20:11 ” Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping:
John 20:15 Jesus said unto her,woman why deepest thou?
This is the first appearance of Jesus after resurrection. Jesus didn’t appear to his mother Mary, or His beloved disciples who came to see the sepulchre but His first appearance was to Mary Magdalene. Why ??
The disciples who came there went home, they didn’t search for him alive or seek for his body.
But Mary was seeking Jesus because, Jesus delivered her from evil spirits, she had experienced that miracle in her life. She was seeking Lord Jesus with contrite heart, her sorrow was deep. When she didn’t find Jesus body. She asks Angel to tell her where they have kept Jesus body.(John 30:13)
Mary Magdalene was truly seeking Jesus with great sorrow, Hence Jesus appeared to Her First
Likewise Jesus is going to appear only those who seek him fervently.
We need seek him diligently. we need seek God for our spiritual needs, We need to be always in prayer seeking God’s plan in every aspects in our life. When we seek Jesus diligently surely He will appear to us. Let God help to grow in prayer life. Praise the Lord.
Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? – John 11:25