Jesus called in a loud voice,
“Lazarus, come out!”
Mary Magdalene—one of the last at the cross and first at the tomb—stood outside the sepulcher weeping. Angels appeared and asked why she was crying. Because “[t]hey have taken my Lord away,” she said, “and I don’t know where they have put him.”
Out of the corner of her eye, she saw a man whom she assumed was the gardener. “Sir,” she said, “if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.”
It wasn’t the gardener; it was Jesus. But she didn’t recognize him . . . until he said her name . . .
“Rabboni!” she cried.
At the grave of a dear friend, Jesus called his name: “Lazarus, come out!”
One glorious day he will call your name! (Jn 5:28).
When he calls your name your term of death will end,
and your life-forever will begin.