- “I have seen the Lord!” (John 20:18).
Hope renewed. Dreams restored. Everything Mary thought she had lost came rushing back with full force as she encountered a living Jesus in that garden. This is the Gospel–when all has come to its apparent end, there is hope. God has rescued us from the deep chasm that separates us from the life He made us to live. We are no longer defeated. Instead, we have been redeemed and restored to His original purpose for our lives. We are His, and no one can ever take that away. Those who’ve seen the Lord have seen all they need to see–nothing else truly matters like this.