Mary Magdalene Stood At The Cross As Jesus Died
Shortly after Jesus began His ministry, He healed and cured three women who were filled of evil spirits and infirmities, and Mary Magdalene was one of them. Mary was a follower of Jesus, helping to pay for His ministry from her own funds. Did you know, Jesus drove “seven demons” out of Mary? (Lk 8:2)
There isn’t much known about Mary’s life except about her association with Jesus. It is believed, Mary came from a large city of Magdala on the Sea of Galilee because of her name association with Magdala. The city is located near Capernaum, Jesus’ Galilean headquarters.
Mary’s name would appear first in the Gospel lists of women who followed Jesus. She was an important disciple who was present at a lot of the crucial points in Jesus’ story.
As Jesus hung on the cross, Mary Magdalene was one of the women who stood there as Jesus died. She helped to prepare Jesus’ body for burial by washing it, covering it with spices, and then, helping to wrap it with strips of cloth.
Mary was one of the women who, on the following Sunday morning, discovered Jesus’ tomb was empty. Mary also saw Jesus later that morning resurrected and walking outside the tomb. When she first saw Jesus, she thought He was a gardener, but then, she recognized Jesus when He called Mary by her name.
She later, reported to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord.” (Jn 20:18)
The same day at evening, which was the first day of the week, when the doors were shut the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and He stood in their midst, and saith unto them, “Peace be unto you.” (Eph. 2:17) (John 9:22; 19:38)
1) The King James Version Bible – New Testament
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