Our God is personal. Aren’t you glad that’s true? Mary Magdalene is the first person to see Jesus after the resurrection. What a contrast to the story of Rehab, a complete stranger who helped strangers. Esther whose husband know her identity or family background. Or look at Ruth’s story. Another stranger who had to seek out a family redeemer to be able to eat. And then there's Mary Magdalene who is one of three Marys in Jesus’ life and he calls her by name so personally that she knows right away it is her Jesus. He comes to her in person. He says look what I did for you. Now we have a mediator who goes right to the Father for us and the Holy Spirit who sanctifies us. We are no longer left alone, but fully loved and fully known.
Hannah Lynn hosts Moody Radio’s That’s Real and is an engineer for Karl and Crew mornings. She grew up as a homeschooler on a tree farm, plays the harp (ask her about harp camp), drives a Prius (don’t judge), and started a fashion blog while a student at Moody Bible Institute (yes, that’s possible). Hannah loves to tell people about Jesus—as a seven-year-old she witnessed to her ballet teacher, then she started a Young Life club while in high school. Now she mentors teens with her husband, John, who serves as a youth pastor.