4/11/16: Expect the Unexpected
Mary Magdelene approached the garden tomb with spices, expecting to anoint the body of her Lord. She brought something to give Him. He had done so much for her; she expected to do something for Him. She knew where to find Him, and she expected Him to be there in the same way she had seen Him last – still and dead.
She saw Him all right. She was in the right garden and He indeed was there, but she saw Him in a way she didn’t expect. He was outside of the tomb and very much alive! What she had brought was well-intentioned and no doubt even appreciated, but on this morning, her gift was not needed. Instead, Jesus had something extra-special in store for her — Himself.
Let’s approach church and devotional times expecting to see the Lord. But don’t be surprised: He’s liable to show up with something extra-special in store for you too. Be ready to meet the resurrected Lord daily. Hallelujah, He is risen. He is risen indeed!
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