Lord Jesus, Mary Magdalene
met you in the garden after you had risen,
but before you ascended to your Father.
What an amazing experience!
Peter and John saw the empty tomb
and believed, but they didn’t see you
until later in a locked room.
Being able to see you after your resurrection
was an exciting experience.
Lord Jesus, open our eyes to your presence.
We all want to see you.
Jesus said to her, “Do not hold on to me, because I have not ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’ ” Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples “I have seen the Lord”; and she told them that he had said these things to her.
Hymn: In the Garden (I Come to the Garden Alone)