Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Women at the tomb - Mary the mother of James

It was Mary Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and other women that were with them, which told these things unto the apostles. Luke 24:10

The third woman at the tomb of Jesus was Mary the mother of James.  In other verses she is referred to as Mary the mother of James and Joses.  Her son is James the less, a disciple of Jesus.

Mary followed Jesus from Galilee ministering to him. Albert Barnes says, “Attending him and providing for his wants. While multitudes of people joined in the cry, “Crucify him!” and forsook him in his trying moments, it does not appear that any of his female followers were thus unfaithful.”

Mary was one of the faithful. She stood by the cross of Jesus and watched as he was crucified. (John 19:25) Mary was at the tomb with Mary Magdalene. (Matthew 28:1) She brought spices to anoint her Lord’s body (Mark 16:1)

Herbert Lockyer says of Mary in All the Women of the Bible, “Motivated by the inner urge of gratitude to Him for all He had done for her, she became generous, faithful, loving and true. Hers was a simple faith and a trusting love.”

As I look at the life of Mary the mother of James, I see a faithful follower of Jesus. She was faithful to Him to His very last breath on this earth. She was devoted to Him and served Him even after His death by taking spices to his tomb.

I want to be faithful to Jesus till my very last breath. Do you? The only way to be faithful to Jesus is by daily making a choice to follow Him.

For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: I Peter 2:21

Have a blessed day,

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