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Jesus Put Woman in the spotlight

In the 3 greatest events of Jesus' life, His death and His resurrection;

His Birth (Life)

Mary of Nazareth, the mother of Jesus is the most well known woman of the bible and perhaps the best-known woman in the world. Mary was a young girl, probably only about 13 years old when the angel Gabriel came to her. She had recently become engaged to a carpenter, looking forward to marriage. Yet, she was a humble, insignificant girl from a small insignificant town. "Is there any thing good that can come out of Nazareth?" In John 1:46

We meet Mary where the angel Gabriel is send to Nazareth to speak to a virgin, pledged to be married to a man named Joseph. Gabriel tells Mary that she will give birth to a son and is to give him the name of Jesus.

He will be very great and will be called the Son of the Most High God. And the Lord will give Him the throne of his ancestor David. And he will reign over Israel and His Kingdome will never end. (Luke 1:32-33)

The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the child born to you will be holy, and He will be called the Son of God. (Luke 1:35)

Many were fearful and troubled in the presence of the angel. It must have been very hard for her to believe that these words meant for her. In the Jewish culture, a woman became engaged in a pupil ceremony that pledged her future husband. They remained betrothed for a period of time, may be a year. Any woman found pregnant out of wedlock could be stoned to death. How would any young girl feel about appearing as if they had done something immoral? Worried if her mother and Joseph would believe her story. Humbled, unworthy and fear of failure.

But Mary was willing to trust in God and surrendered her own plans and thoughts to Him. Even though it was difficult for her to understand since she was a virgin, she trusted God and believed all things were possible with God.

His Death

Mary the mother of Jesus has probably suffered more than any other woman in the world. Seeing her son crucified for 6 long hours, with the blood, the nails and the spear had to be the most horrible sight any mother could witness. Think of what it would be like for a mother to see her child tortured and nailed to a cross.

In fact, she is a strong woman, a woman who can face social disgrace. We see a woman who has the courage to hear the Word of God and act upon it. A woman with the wisdom to say to the angel, "I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be me according to what you say." (Luke 1: 38); I believe Mary knew the fate of her son for years, and that He must go through the Cross, to become a sacrifice for us all. I believe she gathered up strength over the years to get through that day.

How can a woman, hand picked by God to be the mother of Jesus? God did not ask Mary's male authorities for permission to impregnate Mary. He did not go Mary's father, not anyone. He asked Mary, as if Mary's yes or no was all that mattered. She is willing to become God's servant.

When it comes to make a choice that would assuredly effect her husband and their future family plans, Mary did not ask the angel to wait until she had time to let Joseph pray about this and get his decision and then let God know what her male authority decide. Mary simply said yes to all. She is great woman of God who stood by Jesus in her calling.

His Resurrection

Every body knows that Mary Magdalene was a sinner. She caught up in adultery, the woman who was forgiven much because she loved much. Jesus said to her, "I do not condemn you", go and sin no more. That was the turning point of her life. When Jesus was a dinner guest, she came to the room and wept, and kissed and anointed His feet, and the host was shocked. Jesus told, "This woman has been forgiven much, and you see that she loves me much. You have been forgiven little, and you love little". She was with Him at the beginning of His ministry in Galilee and continued after His execution. She was faithful to Him not only in the beginning when surrounded by enthusiastic crowds as they passed through the cities and villages.

Mary Magdalene is one of a group of woman who watched the crucifixion of Jesus from distance. (Mark 15:40); When the body of Jesus was buried by Joseph of Arimathea in a tomb cut into the rock and was sealed with a large stone, it was Mary who saw where He was laid. (Mark 15:47); When the Sabbath was over; she came down with spices to anoint Christ's body. Mark tells us that she discovered that the stone had been rolled away and that they encounter a mysterious angel in white, who told them, He has risen!!!

She rushed to tell the others what she had witnessed. She saw an empty tomb. Men gathered in fear and confusion, they locked the doors, and waited. We see the reality and humanness of Jesus the man. Jesus needed companions to be with Him in His hour of Cross. He needed friends to be with Him in Prayer. Stay awake and pray for times of trial. The flesh is weak; please take this cup, if it is possible, otherwise, Father, your will be done.

Jesus' friends let Him down in His hour of need. They all ran away. Judas had betrayed Jesus for money. But then other eleven disciples had betrayed Him in their own way. They ran when the authorities came. At last, John was at the feet of Jesus at the Cross. Mary Magdalene was one of the women at the crucifixion and one of the witnesses to the burial of Jesus, not only that she saw the risen Lord and became a Evangelist.

The risen Lord is the means of our transformation, our salvation. She was the first witness of the risen Lord!

Dear friends, I'm not her to put disciples down. But try to help woman to arise from their circumstance. Mary Magdalene, Mary mother of Jesus such an example for women to come out their culture and traditions.

Mary Magdalene, inspires, all woman today, no more weakness - here I'm with strength and ability.

Other Woman in the Bible

Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel, Hagar, Miriam, Rahab, Deborah, Jael, and Judith, women never need to fear that God doesn't recognize them. The Apostle Paul tells us, "You are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew or Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus." (Galatians 3:26-28);

The relationship that the Church will have to be the husband - wife relationship of the present time. The Church will always be submissive to her head and master.

In God's Kingdom, sex distinction will ease. (Matthew 23:20) Women; girls, mothers, grandmothers you are valuable.

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