Jesus longs for you to come close to him. And he has been moving throughout all eternity, battling, suffering, dying, and triumphing to win your heart for himself. He wants to capture your heart as a response to his overwhelming love for you.
Mary Magdalene knew this. Jesus wants us to know it too.
It wasn’t merely a coincidence that Jesus revealed himself first to Mary Magdalene. She didn’t just bump into him as he was walking out of the tomb. He wasn’t simply still in the neighborhood. The risen Savior is no longer bound by the constraints of time and space. The resurrected Jesus walks through walls. He appears and disappears suddenly. Jesus chose to appear to Mary first. He chose her. Why?
Is his heart not drawn to the hearts of those who love him?