On April 9 Christians around the world celebrated Easter, the resurrection of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Jesus had ministered to thousands in his three years of public ministry, healing untold individuals who had come to him. One of those individuals for whom Jesus had compassion and healed was Mary of Magdala, a town on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee. The Scriptures in Luke 8:2 tell us that Jesus had cast out seven demons from her. Being possessed with seven demons probably made her life tortuous at times. She most likely was full of anger, depression, wild mood swings, with an inability to live a full and happy life. And then one day Jesus passed through her small town and in his love and compassion for her, he declared victory over Satan and his control of her and cast out these demons leaving her a clear-eyed, clear-thinking woman who knew that she had been healed by Divinity.
looked back. She courageously followed him, even to the cross, when the apostles had fled. She followed Joseph when he took his body to its tomb.
the grave was fully accessible. Their biggest surprise awaited them there when they discovered that it was empty. The Scriptures tell us they were perplexed. That’s putting it mildly. Why would someone want to steal the body of Jesus? It wasn’t long before angels approached them and reminded them of the words of Jesus that he would be killed but would rise again on the third day. When they reflected, they did remember and ran to tell the eleven apostles and ran right into Jesus himself. They fell at his feet to worship him and he charged them to go and tell the apostles.
dedicated her whole life to him. For each of you who have accepted Christ as your Savior, you too, need to take stock of your life and dedicate your life to serving him wholeheartedly. Make him Lord of your life here so that you will live eternally with him when this life is over.