I enjoy awakening before dawn to watch the sun rise…the returning of the light. This morning in Sealy the trees appear black against a delicious peachy pink sky. The birds are awakening and greeting the dawn with their songs and I wonder what it must have been like for Mary Magdalene that morning as she went early to attend to the body of her beloved Christ. Did she notice the returning of the light? Did she hear the birds? Was she too overwhelmed by grief to notice the light?
Oh, what a moment when the darkness gave way to the dawning realization that Jesus was alive, resurrected and there with her. This moment of illumination must have been so incredible. I envision Magdalene filled with heavenly Light, so much so that she had to tell somebody. That’s the way it is with that kind of Light.
There is a song that is a number of years old that comes to mind. As I picture Magdalene running to tell the other disciples I picture dawn breaking and the words “I’ve gotta tell somebody what Jesus has done for me.” It is our turn now. As dawn breaks this Easter morning I invite you to feel the excitement of that first Easter and go out and tell somebody what Jesus has done for you.