WHY ARE YOU WEEPING?
“Why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?” (John 20:15).
Let me extend my Easter wishes to all our dear readers. The first words of Jesus after His resurrection were “Why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?”
It was Mary Magdalene to whom these questions were asked by Jesus Christ. While reading Luke 8:2 we can notice that this Magdalene had been afflicted by seven demons and she had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities by God. From that day onwards she loved God.
When Jesus was nailed on the cross, Mary Magdalene was standing near the cross and was crying. “Tears” is the meaning for the name ‘Mary Magdalene.’ Her entire life was filled with tears.
The death and suffering on the cross would have created incurable wounds in her heart. She would have lamented saying “Jesus who delivered me from the hold of the demons has died now. There is no one to comfort me.”
Mary Magdalene who was not aware that her redeemer was alive came to the cemetery in search of Christ. There, a miracle was awaiting her. The tomb was open. She stood there crying with the thought that the body of Christ had been taken away by someone. Her tears brought Jesus nearer to her. Being the one who sought Jesus with tears, she received the blessing of being the first person to meet Jesus after the resurrection
The reason is that Mary Magdalene sought God with Spirit and truth. Are you in a helpless situation today as was Mary Magdalene that day? Do you lament saying “There is no one in this world to comfort me and why should I live?”
Pour your tears in the feet of Jesus as Mary Magdalene did. God did not ignore the tears of Mary Magdalene but instead called her by name ‘Mary’ and comforted her like a mother. In the same way, He will wipe your tears too. What a big comfort, joy, peace and hope, the words of resurrected Jesus would have brought to her heart!
Dear children of God, God is definitely eager to fill you also with the power of resurrection. “But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you”(Romans 8:11).
To meditate: “I am He who lives and was dead and behold, I am alive forevermore” (Revelation 1:18).