Re:Verse passage – John 20:1-21 (day five
And they said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid Him.”
Believers often point to the empty tomb in celebration of the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. The empty tomb is not the biggest indicator of Jesus’ resurrection. That is why Mary was so upset rather than elated or overcome with joy when she saw the empty tomb. Too many possibilities for an empty tomb. Resurrection was probably last on the list.
What really convinced Mary that Jesus was alive? His voice- encouraging, penetrating, missionary, and relational.
It’s the same with us. What convicts and convinces us that Jesus is alive? It is His voice- personal, prophetic, powerful. He calls us by name and we are awakened to the reality and glory of a resurrected Savior
When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. John 10:4