After Jesus’ crucifixion, his followers were devastated and confused. However, on the third day after his death, something miraculous happened – Jesus rose from the dead. But who was the first person he met after his resurrection?
According to the Bible, Mary Magdalene was the first person to see Jesus after his resurrection. Mary Magdalene was one of Jesus’ closest followers, and she had witnessed his crucifixion and burial. On Sunday morning, she went to visit Jesus’ tomb and found that the stone had been rolled away.
At first, Mary thought that someone had stolen Jesus’ body. She ran to tell Peter and John what she had seen, and they all went back to the tomb to investigate. When they arrived at the tomb, they found it empty except for the burial cloths.
Peter and John left Mary at the tomb and returned home, but Mary stayed behind weeping. As she stood there crying, she saw two angels sitting inside the tomb where Jesus’ body had been laid.
The angels asked her why she was crying, and she told them that Jesus’ body was missing. As she turned around to leave, she saw a man standing there who asked her why she was weeping.
Thinking he was the gardener, Mary asked him if he knew where they had taken Jesus’ body. The man said her name “Mary” in a way that made her realize it was actually Jesus himself!
Overjoyed at seeing him alive again, Mary fell at his feet to worship him. But Jesus instructed her not to hold onto him because he had not yet ascended to heaven.
Mary then ran back to tell the disciples that she had seen Jesus alive again. This encounter with Mary Magdalene has become one of the most famous stories in Christian history.
In conclusion, according to biblical accounts Mary Magdalene was indeed the first person who witnessed Christ’s resurrection from death. Her story reminds us that even in the darkest moments, there is always hope and that faith can be rewarded beyond one’s imagination.