“Hope deferred makes the heart sick.” Proverbs 13:12
We have all had situations that didn’t turn out as we expected. A job offer that fell through, a betrayal by a friend, a baby that didn’t arrive, a lost love.
We all make plans in our head and when life turns out differently we grieve what might have been.
Today we are looking at Mary Magdalene. Her story is found in John 20:1-18. Here is the template. anxiety template
We don’t know very much about her, but Luke 8:1-3 gives us a little information. We know she was one of the women who followed Jesus from city to city. This group of women helped support Jesus and his disciples financially. It also mentions that 7 demons had been cast out of her. To say that her life was changed by her encounter with Jesus is an understatement.
She was all in. Her life was completely focused on following Jesus. Imagine her brokenness when He is crucified. This is where we pick up the story.
Notice what she does, where she is, who she tells.
We know from Mark 16:9 that she was the first one to see Jesus alive. Why do you think that was?
How am I like Mary Magdalene? How am I like all the other followers who were in hiding?