Please read Mark 15:42-47, Matthew 27:57-61, Luke 23:50-56, John 19:38-42, Matthew 27:62-66, Mark 16:1-8, Matthew 28:1-7, Luke 24:1-12, Mark 16:9-13, John 20:1-8, and Matthew 28:8-15. What’s your highlight today? Come on back and let’s visit!
“The women who had been companions of Jesus from Galilee followed along. They saw the tomb where Jesus’ body was placed. Then they went back to prepare burial spices and perfumes. They rested quietly on the Sabbath, as commanded.” Luke 23:55-56 MSG
I’ve been thinking a lot about space and Sabbath, taking rests and creating time to only be with the Lord…. it stands out to me today that these women were doing something really important (caring for Jesus’ body) but they stopped their work to do something even more important: they rested quietly “as commanded”. It’s really easy for us to exchange God’s wisdom for our own – if it were me, I might have thought to myself, “Well, just for today – I’ll skip that commandment and do this instead”. Their obedience is remarkable.
The important thing was to be obedient, and what they were doing (however important) was not more important than being obedient. Once we are saved, obedience is first.
How about Nicodemus? He “first came to Jesus at night and now in broad daylight” John 19:39 – imagine the growth that has happened since he was first saved.
P.S. Jesus is risen! Sorry for nearly skipping that amazing part!