Who Did Jesus First Appear to After He Had Died and Come Back to Life?

After Jesus died on the cross, he was buried in a tomb. However, on the third day, he rose from the dead and appeared to his disciples and many others. But who did he appear to first?

According to the Bible, Jesus first appeared to Mary Magdalene after his resurrection. Mary was a follower of Jesus and had witnessed his crucifixion and burial. She went to the tomb early on Sunday morning to anoint Jesus’ body with spices, but when she arrived at the tomb, she found that the stone had been rolled away.

Mary was distraught and thought that someone had taken Jesus’ body. She ran back to tell Peter and John, two of Jesus’ disciples, what had happened. When they heard her story, they ran to the tomb to see for themselves.

Meanwhile, Mary stayed behind at the tomb weeping. As she looked into the tomb, she saw two angels sitting where Jesus’ body had been placed. They asked her why she was crying, and she told them that someone had taken her Lord away.

As Mary turned around, she saw a man standing there who she thought was the gardener. The man asked her why she was crying and who she was looking for. Mary replied that if he knew where they had taken Jesus’ body, she would go get him.

Then the man said her name: “Mary.” It was then that Mary realized that it was Jesus himself who stood before her.

In John 20:16-17 (NIV), it says: “Jesus said to her [Mary], ‘Mary.’ She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, ‘Rabboni!’

(which means Teacher). Jesus said, ‘Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, “I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God”.’”

Mary obeyed Jesus and went to tell the disciples that she had seen the Lord. They didn’t believe her at first, but when Jesus appeared to them later that day, they knew that he had indeed risen from the dead.

In conclusion, Jesus first appeared to Mary Magdalene after his resurrection. She was a faithful follower of Jesus who witnessed his death and burial, and who was rewarded by being the first person to see him alive again. This event is an important part of Christian history and is celebrated every year on Easter Sunday.