13 And they said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid Him.”
Mary had not thought of the Lord’s resurrection.
Four times as recorded in the Gospel according to Matthew, the Lord had told His disciples that after He died He would be raised from among the dead.
Yet Mary knew nothing of it.
So that on that day all her hope had been shattered; and then she only desired after the Lord’s body.
YET in spirit of her ignorance, the Lord revealed Himself to her because of her singular desire for Him.
The Lord appeared to Mary so as to satisfy a heart that was hungering and thirsting after Him.
Here was a heart wholly occupied with the Lord, and Hence He sought her out.
Let me say that it is not that detrimental if we are somewhat lacking in knowledge, but to have a heart that will stir up the Lord is most precious.