Scripture printed text: Luke 8:1-3, Mark 15:40, John 20:10-18
John writes about Jesus ministry of teaching and preaching while here on earth. Jesus had twelve disciples and women who accompanied Him. Women who experience Jesus healing power that transformed their lives. These women included, Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Salome among other women. Women who were sinful, demon possessed and disease all touched by Jesus.
As a result of Jesus mighty works and ministry, these women became faithful followers of Christ. They traveled with Jesus and use their resources to support Him and His ministry. They not only traveled with Him, but they supported Him in life and in death also. After Jesus crucifixion and resurrection from the dead, these women were the first ones to come to the tomb to anoint Jesus body. When they arrive to the tomb, they found not the body of Jesus. But Mary, the mother of Jesus standing outside the tomb crying, she looked in and saw two angels in white sitting where the body of Jesus had laid. The angels ask her why she was crying, Mary responded by saying because they have taken away my Lord and I don’t know where they have laid Him. Then as Mary turned and saw Jesus standing and knew not it was Him. Jesus said unto her, Mary turn and said Rabboni, which means Master. Jesus told her not to touch Him because He has not yet ascended to His Father. But go to the brethren and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father; my God and your God. Mary left found the disciples and told them that she had seen the Lord and gave them the message.
Church, let us who have been touched by God, do as the women did; become faithful followers of Jesus Christ. By demonstrating our support and use whatever resources we have to use for God. Jesus is alive forevermore! We should share the good news of Christ resurrection and His soon return. Take the time we have remaining and devote it to supporting the ministry in whatever ways we can. All for the glory of God the Father. Are you supporting the ministry or sitting on the ministry?