Now it was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them who told these things to the apostles. But these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them.
- Luke 24:10-11
I know this scripture. I have read it on Easter morning. I have dressed in period garb and acted it out. I have sung the words, "Where have you taken my Lord?" Yes. This one I know. Yet, there is still something new to be taken from it.
Kate Moorehead, whose devotions we have been using to guide our meditations says, "God comes to those of us who are willing to search for a way to make sense of it all." Yes. Jesus comes to those who love him. Jesus appears to those who seek him. He is not going to reveal himself to those who twist his words or fail to see sacrifice in the breaking of bread. He reveals himself to those who show up with eyes to see and hearts to love and hands to work. He reveals himself to those who show up.