"Whom seekest thou?"

When she turned from the door of the sepulcher and saw Jesus, Mary Magdalene did not recognize him. We read in John's Gospel (20:15), "Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou?"

Mary had been weeping in sorrow, perhaps drowned in self-pity and a sense of great personal loss. Not only her sight was dimmed by tears, but her spiritual vision was clouded for the moment by her material thinking. Calling her by name, the Master awakened Mary to a higher perception of his increasing spiritual stature. He bestowed upon her the privilege of being not only the first one to see him, but the one to convey to his disciples the glorious message of his rising.

When we face toward mortal mind, the burial place of our hopes, aspirations, or desires, or when the pains of sickness and disease sorely tempt us to seek material aids or when the human sense of death fills our hearts with sorrow and our eyes with tears, do we need the still small voice which says, "Whom seekest thou?"

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The Singing Hills and Mountains
April 10, 1965

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