“After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to the tomb,” (Matthew 28:1 NIV).
I love the two Mary’s. They were the first ones to arrive at the tomb, the first ones to hear the angel and the first ones to learn the good news that Jesus had risen from the dead–and to believe it! They were the first to tell others the message that has been repeated around the world for 2,000 years: “Jesus has risen from the dead!”
The Mary’s were the first to be filled with resurrection joy, the first to see the risen Jesus and the first to worship Him. They were the first, but they weren’t the last–because they told the disciples and the disciples told others, and those others told others, until someone told you and someone told me.
Now we are called to continue what the two Mary’s began. We are called to tell others the Good News that changed the world of that time, and every time since, until it finally changed my personal world and yours. Jesus has risen, and because He lives, we shall live, also.
There could be no better news than that!
By Nancy White, Deacon, Harvest Barn Church
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