John 20:16 – “Jesus said to her, ‘Mary.’ She turned & said to Him, ‘Rabboni!’ (which means Teacher).” רבני) Resh Beth Nun Yod )
Mary stood outside the empty tomb, weeping. She saw two angels in white sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head, the other at the feet. The angels asked her why she was weeping, and when she turned around thinking He was the gardener, Jesus asked her the same thing adding, “Whom are you seeking?”
There are so many lessons to take away from this scene of the empty tomb. The empty tomb is the greatest symbol of all that represents the Truth behind Christianity. The empty tomb is the root of why we as Christians celebrate the Sabbath on Sunday. It speaks of our redemption.
Another take away is the significance of the two angels, one at the head and the other at the feet of where Jesus had lain. This is also seen at the mercy seat on the Ark of the Covenant where the blood was sprinkled in atonement for our sin. What a divine connection! A connection only Rabboni, our Teacher, could teach us!
May the Holy Spirit teach us all things in the Scriptures as well as through all things that occur in our lives. Yes, at times we will weep, but may we be found seeking the One Who is no longer in an empty tomb.
As you prayerfully ponder, what is your takeaway?
(Related Scripture Studies: John 20:11-16, Exodus 25:15-22, Leviticus 16:14, John 14:26)