God made man for practice. Then He got it right. He made woman!
It’s a man’s world they say. But look who is always around after man messes up!
Have you noticed? The last few days there have been hints of this.
First the woman who anointed Jesus for burial pouring expensive perfume on His head! Even Pilate’s wife interceded for Jesus! And now that all the men have run away, who’s left?
Uh huh. The women!
Some women were watching from far away. Among these women were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of the younger James and Joses, and Salome.
When Jesus was in Galilee, they came with him and helped him. Some other women who had come to Jerusalem with Jesus were also watching.
Much emphasis is placed upon the twelve men Jesus first chose as students. Rightly so! But they are not His only students.
A company of women followed Him as well. Some of them supported His ministry financially. They were among His first students also. Perhaps His best!
They are here in His last hour. They do not run away. We are not surprised. Even today the cause of Jesus is supported by dedicated and loyal women of faith!
Here they are joined by a new student of Jesus, Joseph.
Then Pilate let Joseph take the body. Joseph went to buy some cloth. Then he took Jesus down and wrapped him in the cloth. He laid him in a grave that had been cut in a rock. Then he rolled a very big stone to close the grave. Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses saw where they laid Jesus.