Today’s Thoughts – 25 September 2020
The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre. Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him.
Let us first be thankful that the 20th chapter of the gospel of John exists in God’s Word! By the 20th chapter of John existing, we have proof of the gospel – we have proof of the resurrection of Christ. Most biographies end with the death and burial of their subject. But Christ’s biography doesn’t end there for He has victoriously risen from the dead.
John 20:31 says,
But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.
Now let us think of Mary Magdalene. She and the other disciples had not yet believed that Jesus would rise from the dead. Even after Christ said what would happen multiple times in the gospels. So, when she arrived at the tomb that wonderful Sunday morning and found it empty, her mind quickly came to the conclusion that someone must have stolen or removed the body of her Savior. Her faith in Christ wavered, or as Warren Wiersbe puts it:
Mary’s faith was not extinguished; it was only eclipsed. The light was still there, but it was covered. Peter and John were in the same spiritual condition, but soon all three of them would move out of the shadows and into the light.
We must keep our faith in Christ – don’t let it waver. When you see difficulties in your life and problems arise, keep your faith in Christ. When you can’t see through the fog this world puts in front of you, keep your faith in Christ. When you don’t know how to go on, keep your faith in Christ. For it’s through Christ that we will be able to come through the difficulties, the problems, the fogs of this world, and the darkest times in our lives.