Then 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.” Now when she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, and did not know that it was Jesus. John 20:13 -14
Massive crowds always went around with Jesus as he walked the streets healing the sick, freeing the captives and raising the dead. The crowds had become his public family that even moved Him to feed them under miraculous circumstances. But the crowd began diminishing as His days to Calvary drew closer. The Pharisees had become a lot more critical of him and his followers and it is generally not smart to get into trouble with revered leaders because of a relationship that you have with a man who does some miracles and claims to be God. The word in town was that Judas had already cut a deal with those who desperately needed to kill the Lord and so, He was already a dead man walking; it makes no sense to stick to a man who claims to be God and yet cannot defend himself from his enemies.
Only the inner circle of twelve disciples stayed with the Lord and only Peter dared to follow Him to the courtyard where He was tried and sentenced to death; Peter also denied Him for a while. So, when the plot to kill the Lord was completely executed with His death on the cross, the journey had ended for most people. But after the burial, the love for master in the heart of a woman called Mary took her to the grave where she wanted to minister to what was left of the Lord’s body. But that pull of love was the divine grace that made her the first to see and experience the resurrected Lord, even though she clearly by her actions wasn’t expecting any such divine happening or else she wouldn’t cry about someone taking the Lord’s body away. The point here is that even when all material evidence showed that hope was lost with the death of Jesus, her love for Him pulled her to scene of the greatest divine moment. Let your love keep you enduring in faith even when it seems all hope is lost and there is no reason to keep believing for a miracle because God is still in business of turning things around. Let your undying love for God lead you to the place where you can experience the power of His resurrection in difficult hopeless situations.
Liberation thought: Love never fails
Further reading: Luke 1:5 – 25