*l*: Christ appears to Mary Magdalene

We read in Daniel vi. that when the prophet Daniel was cast into the lions' den, that the lions might slay him, in the morning the king came to the lions' den, and to Daniel to see if he still lived, and when he saw him alive he rejoiced greatly. Now this king signilies Mary Magdalene, when she came to the tomb after seeing her Lord, and rejoiced greatly because He had risen from the dead.
We read in the Song of Solomon, chap. iii., that when the bride had found her beloved she said, " I have found him whom my soul loveth, and I will again hold him and will oot let him go." This bride is a type of Mary Magdalene, who, seeing her spouse, that is Christ, would fain have held Him; but He answered thus: "Touch me not, for I have not yet ascended to my Father."
Ps. ix. 10 Thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek Thee 1 Sam. ii. 1; Cant. iii. 4 My heart rejoiceth in the Lord." "I held him; I would not let him go.
Image: Nebuchadnezar visits Daniel
Image: Christ appears to Mary Magdalene
Image: Daughter of Sion discovers her spouse
The king rejoices when he sees (Daniel) alive. The loved bride now rejoices over her spouse whom she sought.
Isa. lxi.10 I will greatly rejoice in the Lord; my soul shall be joyful in my God. Hosea ii.14 I will bring her into the wilderness, and there speak unto her heart
Showing Thyself, O Christ, Thou comfortest the holy Mary.