Have you considered the reputation of the one Jesus instructs to tell the others He has risen from the dead? It’s just like our God to choose the most unlikely and improbable person to do the job. He sends a woman who had been tormented by seven demons. A woman not noted for her mental stability, sent to the disciples to tell them she saw Jesus walking around in the tombs.
John doesn’t tell us that the disciples questioned Mary’s sanity, but the other gospels do. Mark tells us, “When Jesus rose early on the first day of the week, He appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom He had driven seven demons. She went and told those who had been with Him and who were mourning and weeping (wailing). When they heard that Jesus was alive and that she had seen Him, they didn’t believe it “(Mark 16:9-11).
They didn’t believe “it.” They didn’t believe her.
In the past, this probably would have infuriated Mary M. This was a demon she had fought most of her life. People never believed her; they just dismissed her as “Crazy Mary.”
“Oh, Crazy Mary is seeing things again!”
But I don’t believe their disbelief had the power it once had to send her back to the tombs. Now, after seeing the resurrected Jesus, hearing Him call her by her given name, healed yet a second time, Mary simply had to tell the disciples she had encountered the risen Christ and walk away. She no longer needed to beg and plead for them to believe her as she once did. She knew whom she had seen. She had touched Him, clung to His ankles, and cried tears of joy over those nail scarred feet.”
~ A Mary Like Me
She found Him because she was searching for Him….
Much grace and peace this Resurrection Day!