Mary Magdalene came, announcing to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord,” and that He had said these things to her. John 20:18
When we examine evidence for the existence of God, we always start with the “Resurrection Story” Why? Because without the Resurrection there is no Christianity. Without the Resurrection, there is no victory over sin and death. But we know it is true because of the eye witness testimony of over 500 people, including the first eye witness Mary Magdalene.
Now if the disciples were to make up a “Resurrection Story” they probably would have made up better details. One of the reasons we know the Resurrection story is true is because of the embarrassment of the details
Mary Magdalene, who was healed of seven demons, some believe she was an ex prostitute, was the first one to discover the resurrected Jesus. Where were the mighty men? They were all in hiding from persecution of the Romans and Jews. The fact that they gave credit to Mary for discovering Jesus, shows you the story is true and not made up
Woman were not considered equals back in these times, woman were mostly considered property and not educated ect. So for the disciples to admit Mary discovered the “Resurrected Jesus” first, would be an embarrassment for them. However it was documented because it’s the truth.
The Resurrection Story shows us the power of the gospel, how Jesus can take a sinner and lowest in society, and make them a leader in Gods Kingdom! Rejoice today because He is Risen in Jesus Name Amen!