Re: Verse reading–John 20:10-31 (day one)
“As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot”–v 12.
It was a shock to them. Not at all what they expected. Angels, sitting majestically in the empty tomb at the foot and head where the body of Jesus had been just hours before, watching with amazement as Mary wept. Tears??? The first disciples had come and gone, still very discouraged. “They did not understand the Scripture”, says John 20:9. Mary was equally blind to the work of God. She wept. Grief? Confusion? Exhaustion? Whatever it was, it was a puzzle to the angels. “Why are you crying?” they say in v 13. Why aren’t you excited? Why aren’t you filled with hope? Good question, for her and for us. Why are WE crying? Not even angels have an answer for that question.