John 20:16-17

Verse: “Dear woman, why are you crying?” Jesus asked her. “Who are you looking for?”

She thought he was the gardener. “Sir,” she said, “if you have taken him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will go and get him.”

 “Mary!” Jesus said.

She turned to him and cried out, “Rabboni!” (which is Hebrew for “Teacher”).

insight: In these verses, Mary Magdalene had just discovered Jesus was no longer in the tomb. Her world was spinning, and in that moment of turmoil she failed to recognize her Savior. Often in life we can be so distracted that we fail to recognize the miracle we are standing in the middle of.

Prayer: Lord, as we walk through troubles in this life help us to remain focused on you. Let us never fail to recognize when you are near and we are standing in the middle of a miracle. Thank you for blessing our lives and lighting our paths. In your name, Amen.

Nathan Patrick