Today’s Thoughts – 28 September 2020
But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre, And seeth two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him. And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away. Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master.
When was Mary seeking?
The Bible tells us that Mary came early on Sunday morning to the tomb to finish burying her Lord (John 20:1). This is reminiscent of Proverbs 8:17:
I love them that love me; And those that seek me early shall find me.
When do you seek the Lord? We should seek His presence throughout the day. But when do you get alone with Him and truly come into His presence and seek His face?
Why was Mary seeking?
She already knew that someone had rolled the stone away from the tomb’s entrance. She then ran back to the disciples to tell them, assuming someone had stolen Christ’s body (John 20:1-2). Yet, when the disciples departed from the tomb after inspecting it, she “stooped down and looked into the sepulchre” (John 20:11). Even though she knew His body was gone, she still wanted to have a connection with Him, thinking He was dead.
Do you desire to have a true connection with Christ? He desires to have a relationship with you and to be in you (John 15:4). We should have the same desire to have a lasting connection and relationship with the living Savior of our sins!
What was Mary seeking?
She was seeking the body of her Master. She desired to have His body in her possession. She thought He was dead. Unknowing to her, she wasn’t simply seeking His body, she was seeking her living Savior. And she found Him! PRAISE THE LORD!
With one word – her name – the connection with Christ she was seeking for became true. “The sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name” (John 10:3)
Are you seeking after Christ? Or are you seeking after fame, friends, and fortune? Are you letting the things of this world crowd your mind and heart so that you are only seeking after a dead Christ once a week? Or do you allow yourself to have a clean, pure, and open mind and heart to seek a living Savior each moment of each day? Our living, resurrected Savior craves to do a work in your life if you only allow Him to by seeking Him each day.