EARLY IN THE MORNING
I’ve always believed time should be spent with God first thing in the day, or as close to it as possible. The Jews gave the best of their produce; we should give the best of our time. It should be our first priority, not just something else to cross off our “to do” list.
The first person at the tomb of the risen Lord was Mary Magdalene, who came first thing in the morning, as soon as there was enough light to find her way there (Matthew 28:1). Clearly He was her first priority. She didn’t put off seeking Him. It took courage and boldness to go out at night. And when she found the tomb empty and she was unable to minister to His dead body, she didn’t leave, she remained. She faithfully persevered, even though she thought He was dead. How many Christians today don’t stand by Jesus, even knowing He is alive?
Also, Mary was weeping. Such was her devotion and love for Her Savior. She wanted Jesus, only Jesus. Even the angels there didn’t interest her. She just wanted Jesus, and she wanted Him with her whole being. The best part is she found Him – rather He found her! Whenever we seek Jesus early, totally, sincerely and completely we can be assured He will be with us.
Matthew 6:3 But seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
Psalm 119:147 I rise before dawn and cry for help; I wait for Your words.
Deuteronomy 4:29 “But if from there you seek the Lord your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul”
Do you seek Jesus as earnestly and sincerely as Mary did? If not, that may be why you don’t feel as connected to Him as you would like. Seek Him now as Mary sought Him then.