Sunday, June 12, 2016

At the Feet of Jesus

"And as they [Mary Magdalene and "the other Mary"] went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him." (Matt. 28:9)

Going through the Bible these many years, as you might imagine, I have read with great interest the role women played in the life of Jesus Christ. Their contribution may have seemed insignificant at the time, but Jesus took notice; and I am pleased to say that more often than not, they showed great discernment. Have you ever noticed how often their ministering to Him was centered at His feet? You will find them washing His feet, anointing His feet, kissing His feet, sitting at His feet, and, in this text, holding Him by His feet.

Even before Jesus washed the feet of His disciples, the woman in Luke seven had washed His.

I am struck by the fact that these women did not insist upon being heard. They merely sought the right to worship the Savior "at His footstool" (Psl. 99:5). While the disciples grappled with the idea of His death and burial, Mary simply anointed his body—His feet—for burying (John 12:7). And when they all (except for John) forsook Him, it was the women who lingered near by, at the foot of the Cross. Then on the third day, while the disciples, doubting, waited at home, the two Mary's came seeking Jesus, and were rewarded by being the first ones privileged to worship the risen Lord. And they worshipped...where else? His feet, of course.

Sitting at the feet of Jesus,
O what words I hear Him say!
Happy place—so near, so precious!
May it find me there each day!

                                                         - Source Unknown

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