but mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb. and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet. they said to her, “woman, why are you weeping?” she said to them, “they have taken away my Lord, and i do not know where they have laid him.” having said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing, but she did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, “woman, why are you weeping? whom are you seeking?” supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, “sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and i will take him away.” Jesus said to her, “mary.” she turned and said to him in aramaic, “rabboni!” (which means teacher). Jesus said to her, “do not cling to me, for i have not yet ascended to the father; but go to my brothers and say to them, ‘i am ascending to my father and your father, to my God and your God.’”  [john 20:11-17]


take  your time…


read through this passage again.

ask the Spirit to speak to you and give you wisdom and revelation (eph 1:17).

this time – pray before you read and ask the Lord to open the eyes of your heart (eph 1:18).

ask the Spirit to read your heart before you read the word (heb 4:12-13).


take your time…



he is with you!


enjoy his presence.


HE is risen!

He is risen indeed!




~ john ryan