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It was still dark as Mary made her way along the path to Jesus’ grave in the early morning hours. When she arrived, she saw that the stone was rolled away, and Jesus’ body was gone. Crushed by the weight of her caring she came crying, where is Jesus?  When the disciples went home dejected, Mary stayed. And then someone spoke. “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?” Mary begged the stranger through tears to tell her where the body was taken. With just one word, he responded: “Mary.” There was something unique about the way He said…

Then the Lord called Samuel.Samuel answered, Here I am. And he ran to Eli and said, “Here I am; you called me. But Eli said, I did not call; go back and lie down.” So he went and lay down. 1 Samuel 3:4–5, NIV. One of the questions I hear the most from people of every age is, “How do I hear the voice of God?” Samuel, at this moment, did not know the voice of the Lord, but it is important to note that he had a spirit to listen. Samuel ran to Eli without hesitation because he was submitted to his authority.…