Mary Magdalene

James Tissot

“Now it came to pass, afterward, that He went through every city and village, preaching and bringing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God. And the twelve were with Him, and certain women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities—Mary called Magdalene, out of whom had come seven demons,  and Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many others who provided for Him from their substance.” Luke 8: 1-3

 

It is admirable that when men all except John, were forsaking Jesus, some women followed Him, and remained faithful. Evidently Mary Magdalene, out of whom Jesus cast seven demons, was one of His most devoted followers. She stood at the foot of the cross while Jesus was being crucified, and she was the first person to see Him after He arose from the tomb on that Sunday over two thousand years ago. And she ran to share the news with Peter and other disciples that Jesus was not in the tomb.

It is recorded that the disciples returned to their homes, but Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and Jesus appeared and asked why she was weeping and for whom was she seeking?

Prayer thought: Have you wondered why Mary did not recognize Jesus? One reason it was dark and another was her eyes were dimmed with tears. For various reasons many still do recognize Jesus as the only hope we have of eternal life. Father, open the eyes of the blind and help then see and accept Jesus as personal Savior of their lives.

 

Doris Lisemby