Mary of Magdala was the first, but not the last, to report, “I have seen the Lord!” (John 20:18, ESV).
He is risen!
“Speak, Mary, declaring
What you saw when wayfaring.”
“The tomb of Christ, who is living,
the glory of Jesus’ resurrection;
Bright angels attesting,
The shroud and napkin resting.
My Lord, my hope, is arisen;
To Galilee He goes before you.”
Christ indeed from death is risen,
Our new life obtaining.
Have mercy, victor King, ever reigning!
— “Christians, to the Paschal Victim,” LSB, 460:2-3.
He is risen, indeed!