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Lady V’s Devotional Episode
Mark 16:1-8 (NLT) says:
“Saturday evening, when the Sabbath ended, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome went out and purchased burial spices so they could anoint Jesus’ body.
Very early on Sunday morning, just at sunrise, they went to the tomb. On the way they were asking each other, ‘Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?’
But as they arrived, they looked up and saw that the stone which was very large, had already been rolled aside.
When they entered the tomb, they saw a young man clothed in a white robe sitting on the right side. The women were shocked, but the angel said, ‘Don’t be alarmed. You are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead!
Look, this is where they laid his body. Now go and tell his disciples, including Peter, that Jesus is going ahead of you to Galilee. You will see him there, just as he told you before he died.’
The women fled from the tomb, trembling and bewildered, and they said nothing to anyone because they were too frightened.
Then they briefly reported all this to Peter and his companions. Afterward Jesus himself sent them out from east to west with the sacred and unfailing message of salvation that gives eternal life. Amen.”
Is any among you suffering from guilt and shame? Do you think God cannot use you because you’ve made some mistakes?
Well, here’s a bit of solace (comfort).
Peter had sinned and denied Jesus three times before the Lord’s crucifixion. He probably couldn’t imagine the Lord ever using him again after this.
And although Peter had already been forgiven, I’m sure he felt ashamed for what he had done like most of us do.
But here’s the beauty in God’s love for us—God’s grace is multiplied in the midst of our mistakes.Continue reading “EVEN ME — S3-DE9”