Do we let our faith become mundane? It is easy to let our lives become mundane, but have we lost our excitement for our salvation?
Mary Magdalene was a follower of Jesus, who was restored from a massive pit. She had seven demons leave her. She was a woman stuck in the darkness, but God brought her into the light. For that, she rejoiced and dedicated her whole heart and life to God. Her faith never became mundane. Because she was restored from much, she had much love to give.
Are we so grateful for our restoration by Christ that we never let our faith become mundane, yet remain dedicated by our love for Him?
Mary was so committed to Jesus that she was one of the few people standing below the cross as Jesus was crucified. She watched as Jesus experienced what it was like to have seven demons in you. She watched as He bore her sin and died for it. Yet unlike many of the disciples, she was faithful to serve Christ not only in His life, yet also in His death.
“Now on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb.”
As soon as she possibly could, Mary went to care for the body of Jesus; she was devastated when she did not find Him there. She stays at the tomb after Simon Peter and John leave. Her sorrow consumed her. She sees Jesus, but cannot recognize it until she hears His voice call her name.
“Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to Him, “Rabboni!” (which is to say, Teacher).”
She rejoices. She clings to Jesus, but He tells her not to. Her realization of His resurrection gives her unprecedented joy. Once her sorrow consumed her, but at His voice her joy consumed her.
What we see from Mary is the faith we need to have. Do we have the response that Mary has?