“And they remembered his words,” (Luke 24:8)
Last year some time I was reading through Luke and when I came to this verse I stopped and wept. I am a visual person and imagine what is going on while I read. I could envision the women hurrying to the tomb with their spices and ointments to do one last service for their Master. They had probably gotten up super early and gathered everything up that they needed before meeting each other to walk together to where Jesus had been buried. The Bible says they were perplexed when they didn’t find Him there. They were afraid when the two men appeared and questioned them. (If that had been me, I probably would have fainted dead away)
Then we come to verse 8 when the women remembered Jesus’ words. I can see their mouths hanging open and their eyes looking around as they recounted in their minds when Jesus said He would rise up again. I wonder if their cheeks flushed with embarrassment that they had expected to find His body?
The important thing to view here is that they REMEMBERED Jesus’ words.
I get very caught up in my life’s “going’s-on” don’t you? Sometimes we live in a whirl wind of routine and schedules doing what is demanded and expected of us as women. We are all flexible and capable workers in our homes, ministries and business. We pride ourselves on being problem solvers and duty keepers. We run our lives with as much efficiency as we can (and the lives of those around us sometimes) We give our all.
But if we are not reminding ourselves of what Jesus said in His Word, we may end up doing something that is not needful. Remember Mary and Martha? Mary did what was needed.
What do we need to remember today? What has Jesus said concerning us, our family and our lives?
I can think of a few verses to meditate on:
“Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.” (Psalms 46:10)
“I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.” (John 14:18)
“But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.” (Luke 12:7)
“A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.” (James 1:8)
“Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:” (James 1:19)
“And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.” (Romans 16:20)
“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.” (1 Corinthians 15:58)
There are a lot of things to remember to guide our daily lives and thoughts. Let’s remember what He said!
Until Next Time, Lord willing,