According to tradition, the first person to see the Risen Christ was not Mary Magdalene. Tradition has it that Jesus appeared first to His mother, Mary, before appearing to others.
Imagine the beauty of that meeting. Mary surely knew that Christ would rise again, that God would somehow bring good out of the tragedy of the Cross. Yet she suffered in soul what Christ suffered in body — the agony, the torture, the grief worse than death. Her soul was as broken as His body, as she was reluctantly led from the tomb to await an uncertain future.
But then came the most joyous, glorious meeting – when Christ appeared, triumphant and alive, to Mary. Love Himself appeared to the only one to love perfectly. Imagine the reunion! The joy of Mary to see her Son conquer death itself! The reward of Mary’s boundless faith is to see Him in Whom she believed!