imageEarly in the morning the women went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel. And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, He has risen, just as He said. Luke 24:1-6

I love the role of women in Jesus’ life and this story.  Ever present, faithful, serving, patient, hopeful, brave… the women have huge impact.

When you read the gospels, look at the way Jesus interacted with women…engaged with, honored, respected and loved them…and enjoy the wonder of being loved!

As we finish our journey through Lent 2105, let’s lean into the truths we learned, cherish the encounters with God that began to grow new life in us!

What are two things you want to carry forward and lean into, believe and grow?

 

4 Responses to “The day that changed the world!”

  1. Linda

    It is amazing to me that each season brings new consciousness of previously accepted knowledge. I’m somewhat chagrined that I realized this is the first time I actually considered the true pain of the torture and crucifiction. For the first time I understood the words ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’ to mean that God did not protect Jesus from the pain and that Jesus truly took on the weight of the world’s sins. Oh, that is so huge. Really makes me want to live up to that gift.
    The other realization that was reinforced by study and contemplation this Lenten season was the need to come to a deeper understanding of doctrine of the UMC and scripture within context. I decided to work towards a Masters in Divinity at Wesley starting next year. I am called into service and it is time to follow through.
    I have spent the last 11 years moving my husband through illness after illness. I’ve lost much of that for which I worked the 20 years leading up to his illness. Lent punctuates that death preceeds rebirth. I have had to die to so much of what made up my life. Praise God I have seen that in the death can come the opportunity to revive and renew. What looked and felt like losing is a new focus and looks like Victory!

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    • Susie Miller

      Linda,
      Your bravery, tenacity and peaceful countenance in the midst of all you have gone through with your husband, inspires me and many. You are truly a light! I am thrilled you are perusing your MDiv! I took a course at Wesley and loved it! So excited you are going to it and taking action on your calling! Looking forward to some chats!
      Hugs,
      Susie

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  2. Jen

    2 things I’d like to lean in as this Lenten season comes to end is the awareness of my relationship with my Creator and the path that I am called to follow amongst the business of life. Thanks Susie for a great journey!

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    • Susie Miller

      Thanks Jen. I appreciate your kind words. Leaning into God and deepening your relationship with God makes life rich indeed. Grateful you were on the journey with us.

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