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“After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to the tomb,” (Matthew 28:1 NIV).
I love the two Mary’s. They were the first ones to arrive at the tomb, the first ones to hear the angel and the first ones to learn the good news that Jesus had risen from the dead–and to believe it! They were the first to tell others the message that has been repeated around the world for 2,000 years: “Jesus has risen from the dead!”
The Mary’s were the first to be filled with resurrection joy, the first to see the risen Jesus and the first to worship Him. They were the first, but they weren’t the last–because they told the disciples and the disciples told others, and those others told others, until someone told you and someone told me.
“We write this to make our joy complete.” 1 John 1:4 (NIV)
Have you had an experience so good that you couldn’t wait to tell someone else about it? Maybe you told your friends about a book or movie you wanted them to read or see. Perhaps you gave them a new recipe you thought they ought to try. When we encounter good things, we want to share what we’ve found—it’s just human nature.
The people in the Bible were like us. John had walked with Jesus, heard Him teach and witnessed his miracles. John had seen the face of God everyday as he looked at Jesus. He was overflowing with the joy of his experiences. His world had been changed, and he had to proclaim the good news.