The Words of the Bible are vibrant and alive. As you read and study His Word, you will find yourself in the stories. This is a beautiful sharing from a sister-in-Christ who felt Mary Magdalene’s story merge with her own. May God use it to help you feel His love personally!
I felt trapped in a world I couldn’t understand. My Lord – the one who delivered me from daily torment, the one for whom I had left my home, the one who had the words of life – was dead. I knew He was real…the changes in my life were real. But it seemed to be over. What would happen now?
I didn’t know what to do…so I did what my people have done for centuries. I went to the tomb to honor the life that gave me life. But even that door closed to me! My Lord’s body was gone.
I ran for the disciples; they came back and saw it too. But then, they left. I had nowhere to go. Strangers asked why I wept…how did they not know the horror of the last few days?
I begged the one man, “If you have taken him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will go and get him.”
I couldn’t bear that He was gone. I just wanted Him back. His presence, His voice, His guidance. How could I live? Why should I live? Nothing mattered but finding Him.
My heart leapt. It was HE! I could get back to living like before! Falling at his feet in relief, I thought of the trips we would take, the wisdom he would again share. I would follow Him all of my days on this earth.
Jesus, said, ‘No.’ But He gave me direction, a mission to accomplish! ‘Go to my brethren…I ascend unto my Father…and my God…your Father and your God!’
Suddenly, I knew! The teachings of the last three years were unfolding in real time! All that Jesus taught was coming to life! Joy and anticipation rolled the darkness away as understanding began to grow. The Words were not only Life…they were my life. Just like I had thought but even better, even grander than I knew! I would follow Him but in a new life that would produce more life. Just like He had said! The events of the last days had broken my heart – and that made room for greater understanding and new life!
What looked like the end, like horror and suspension of everything good…became the door to deeper and higher communion with Jesus! Now I could follow Him through eternity’s paths, not just earth’s roads. What had been so amazing now paled as I saw my Lord ‘make all things New.’
It is our journey to ascend to the Lord…to our Father…to our God.
Will you join me?
Thank you to the Sisters-in-Christ involved in the Bible Study that paved the way for the Holy Spirit to personally impart this truth. When we walk in His paths and seek His face, His blessings pour forth. How will you seek Him today?