Imagine Mary looking for Jesus’s body. Grief gripped her, and yet she still needed to take care of her loved one. She tells the stranger that she will get the body wherever he may have taken it. She was going to do what was necessary to take care of Jesus’s body. Grief and strength are powerful allies.
John 20:15-16, “He asked her, “Woman, why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?” Thinking he was the gardener, she said, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.” 16 Jesus said to her, “Mary.”
She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means “Teacher”).”
God did not leave Mary alone. He revealed himself to Mary and she cried Rabboni! God will not leave us alone in our grief either! Look to him because he is alive!