Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Daily - 7/21/09

John 20:1-2, 11-20

1 On the first day of the week, Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the morning, while it was still dark, and saw the stone removed from the tomb.

2 So she ran and went to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and told them, "They have taken the Lord from the tomb, and we don't know where they put him."

11 Mary stayed outside the tomb weeping. And as she wept, she bent over into the tomb

12 and saw two angels in white sitting there, one at the head and one at the feet where the body of Jesus had been.

13 And they said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?" She said to them, "They have taken my Lord, and I don't know where they laid him."

14 When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus there, but did not know it was Jesus.

15 Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?" She thought it was the gardener and said to him, "Sir, if you carried him away, tell me where you laid him, and I will take him."

16 Jesus said to her, "Mary!" She turned and said to him in Hebrew, "Rabbouni,"which means Teacher.

17 Jesus said to her, "Stop holding on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and tell them, 'I am going to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'"

18 Mary of Magdala went and announced to the disciples, "I have seen the Lord," and what he told her.

This story gets better and better every time I read it. This morning I think of how many times during the day that Christ probably presents himself to me, but I don't see it. I'm too caught up in whatever is going on in the world at the moment, or whatever just happened that caused the situation I'm in, or what will happen down the road.

How many times during the day do I look up and know that I have seen the Lord? Nowhere near enough.