Now when Jesus had risen early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven demons. (Mark 16:9)
Mary Magdalene was a humble, grateful woman from Magdala, a village on the western shores of Galilee, who never got over her attitude of thanksgiving for what Christ did for her.
There is no evidence that she was a promiscuous woman or a prostitute. But she was demon-possessed; and after Jesus healed her, she was utterly devoted to Him.
She followed Him from Galilee, and she was at Calvary where she watched him die for the sin of the world.
With a brave but broken heart, she came early on Easter Sunday to anoint His body with burial spices; and there in the dawn's early light, she became the first person to see the risen Lord.
Everything she did for Christ was motivated by thanksgiving, and that's what distinguished Mary Magdalene.
A grateful heart is a great heart.
Jesus has healed us, too.
Happy is the person who never gets over it!!
Dr. David Jeremiah
Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart,