*k*: 3 Marys at the sepulcher

We read, in the 37th chapter of Genesis, that Reuben came and sought his brother Joseph in the well; and when he found it he was greatly troubled, and said to his brethren, "The child is not there - and I, whither shall I go?" This Reuben signifies Mary Magdalene who with sorrow and devotion sought for Christ in the tomb, and received from the angel the answer that He had risen from the dead - she herself was afterwards found worthy to see Him.
We read in Solomon's Song, third chapter, concerning that bride uho, while seeking for her beloved spouse, saith, "I have sought him whom my soul loveth, and I have not found him." This bride is a type of Mary Magdalene, who sought her Beloved in the tomb, and afterwards, when He had risen, found Him.
Isa. lv. 6 Seek ye the Lord while He may be found: call ye upon Him while He is near Ps. cv.3 Let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord
Image: Ruben searching for Joseph at the Well
Image: 3 Marys at the sepulcher
Image: The Daughter of Sion seeking her Spouse
As Reuben fears that the lost boy is killed. As she (the daughter of Zion) with holy zeal seeketh her lost spouse
Micah vii.7 Therefore I will look unto the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation Gen. xlix.18 I have waited for Thy salvation
So they, seeking Thee, O Christ, learnt from the angel that Thou livest.