Read Mark 16 today.

This is the last chapter in the Gospel of Mark. Tomorrow we will begin reading in 1 Kings, which is one of the historical books of the Old Testament.
This chapter includes Mark’s account of the resurrection of Jesus. As I was reading it this time, I wondered about how to interpret verse 7, in particular how to think of the phrase, “Jesus is going ahead of you to Galilee.”
During each of my visits to Israel, one of the things I have consistently heard as we traveled around the Sea of Galilee, is that the region known as Galilee was a very diverse group of people. They were not ‘ethnically pure’ Jews, and many were not Jewish at all. The Pharisees distanced themselves from the Galileans because those from Galilee had a mixed heritage.
So, as I read in verse 7 that Jesus was going ahead of His disciples to Galilee, is this reference merely to the specific geological region? That seems to be the most obvious (and probably correct) interpretation. But as I read, I wondered if this might also have a figurative meaning. Might ‘going ahead of you to Galilee’ also refer to Jesus going ahead of His disciples to the diverse peoples and places of the world?
And when we arrive, we will see Him there, also.
Mark 16:5-7 NLT
When they entered the tomb, they saw a young man clothed in a white robe sitting on the right side. The women were shocked, [6] but the angel said, “Don’t be alarmed. You are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead! Look, this is where they laid his body. [7] Now go and tell his disciples, including Peter, that Jesus is going ahead of you to Galilee. You will see him there, just as he told you before he died.”