After Jesus Christ’s crucifixion, He rose from the dead on the third day. The resurrection of Jesus is one of the most significant events in Christianity. However, many people are curious about who Jesus first appeared to after His resurrection.
According to the Bible, Mary Magdalene was the first person to see Jesus after His resurrection. Mary Magdalene was a follower of Jesus and was present during His crucifixion.
She went to His tomb early in the morning on the third day after His death. When she arrived at the tomb, she found that it was empty and ran to tell Peter and John what had happened.
While Mary was crying outside the tomb, she saw two angels in white sitting where Jesus’ body had been laid. The angels asked her why she was crying, and she replied that someone had taken away her Lord’s body. As she turned around, she saw a man standing there who asked her why she was crying and whom she was looking for.
Mary thought the man was a gardener but when He spoke her name “Mary,” she recognized Him as Jesus Christ himself. She fell at His feet worshiping Him, but He told her not to cling onto Him as He had not yet ascended to His Father.
Later that same day, Jesus appeared to two disciples on their way to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35). They did not recognize Him until they broke bread together. Afterward, they rushed back to Jerusalem and told the other disciples what had happened.
Then, when all of them were gathered together in a room on that same evening (except Thomas), Jesus appeared before them (John 20:19-23). Even though they were afraid at first, they recognized Him and rejoiced.
A week later, Thomas also saw Jesus (John 20:26-29). When he saw Jesus’ wounds for himself and heard Him speak his name, he believed.
In conclusion, Mary Magdalene was the first person to see Jesus after His resurrection. However, He also appeared to two disciples on their way to Emmaus and then to the rest of His disciples in a room.
Finally, Thomas saw Jesus a week later. These appearances prove that Jesus had indeed risen from the dead and fulfilled what He had promised His followers.