She is one of my very favorite Bible characters. She had been forgiven of much and yet, she was the first to see the risen Christ. I can’t help but think it was due to her humility, repentance and Love for Jesus that made her receptive, even before His faithful disciples, who doubted her when she told them she had seen Him.
Apparently, she released her past completely and knew her true selfhood to be the child of God. By doing this, she was able to recognize the Christ. When I know my True Identity, I feel closer to God. 2 Corinthians 4:17 states “For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.” Only Good is going on.