One wonders what the Mary’s knew? Or felt? Or feared? Or awaited?
Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were there, sitting opposite the tomb. (Matthew 27:61 ESV)
In the midst of horrible and amazing events, this Mary and the other Mary simply sat beside the tomb of their beloved Jesus, and waited.
Who is to say?
Very often it is the least and the loyal who hang close to events when others have moved on. More often than the histories recall, they are the first to know of new things. Of the miracle. Of the resurrection.
Providence depends upon those who wait, watch, weep, await.
One wonders what the Eternal One would have done without this Mary, that Mary, and perhaps a handful of others who could not yet give up.
Probably, they did not yet know their own hearts, or minds. Yet there they were.