Mary’s of the Bible 24

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Mary’s of the Bible – Day 24

Matthew 27:61

Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were sitting there opposite the tomb.

The Thought

From our readings over this month we are convinced that Mary Magdalene was nearly always present. She was following Jesus at His death, as she had followed Him and served Him through His life since her deliverance from evil at His hand.

We can imagine only a part of what she was feeling at that time. Was she angry at what the soldiers had done to Him? Maybe she was appalled at His death? Was she surprised and consequently very disappointed that He hadn’t come off the cross and saved Himself. A criticism thrown at Jesus by the people in authority, and recorded in three of the gospels.

He saved others, they said, But He cannot save Himself! (Matthew 27:42, Mark 15:31, Luke 23:35).

We can imagine the hopelessness in the heart of these two Marys as they watched the stone be rolled across the tomb, telling them that they could not go nearer to the One they had followed faithfully. How desperately frustrated they must have felt. How their hearts must have been heavy as they reluctantly left the tomb as the day neared its close and they remembered that the following day would be the Sabbath.


Think today about some of the people whose funeral you have attended. How did you feel? Sad at their passing, and maybe angry because they were too young, or too talented? Maybe you were pleased in a way that their suffering was over?

Read Matthew 27. Ask God to show you some new verse that you haven’t paid attention to in the past.

Praise God that He is all seeing, and all knowing and is aware in advance the times of the death of everyone of us.

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