Empty for Easter

The gospel of John tells us about Mary at the tomb after Jesus is resurrected.  The story goes that Jesus was standing right in front of her, but she did not recognize Him.

Been there.

In fact I make a habit of missing God when He is right in front of me.  Ouch.

Then, in John 20:16, Jesus (Who, by the way, is having a conversation with the girl that does not recognize Him) calls Mary’s name.

The lights come on.  No more tears.  No more angels.  No more disciples.  No more distractions.

Just Jesus.

What if we were that empty this Easter?  What if everything else fades away for a moment and we are left with only one thing:  The God who calls our name?

What will I do this week to be that empty, that ready to be filled with God’s word?

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