Christian Fellowship Church Of Largo
‘AT JESUS’ FEET”
The young mother knelt quietly as she prayed by his bed
She pondered over all the words the angel had said
Mary’s dear tiny child, so wonderful and sweet
Would one day go where many would kneel at his feet
The multitudes came from far and near to hear her Son teach
Never before had they heard anyone like Him preach
He had come to earth, His Father’s will to complete
Knowing that one day, every knee would bow at His feet
He healed many who were crippled and blind
He taught that people should be obedient, loving and kind
They followed Him along a dusty road or down a city street
They wanted to be near Him and sit down at His feet
One day the disciples thought all was a complete loss
As they watched Him dying on that cruel cross
Satan thought he had won, he shouted “At last Jesus is in defeat
But the empty grave soon proved Victory for Jesus was sweet
Now with hopes renewed, the multitudes soon came
As news of His Resurrection spread about His fame
Today the salvation story is one we still love to repeat
As we invite all to come to sit and learn at Jesus feet
“She had a sister named Mary, which also sat at Jesus’ feet and heard His word.”
Lives are still changed at the feet of Jesus!
Mary Mayko is Christian Fellowship's Adult Sunday School Teacher, Church Elder and one of our counselors. Mary also has the pulpit one Tuesday night a month to deliver Gods Word. She has penned inspirational poetry and writings for over 30 years.
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“I HAVE SEEN THE LORD!”
“Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: “I have seen the LORD!” and she told them that He had said these things to her.” John 20:18
We read in scriptures how the women stayed at the Cross grieving, yet wanted to be near Him, even as He suffered! Among these many women, His mother and Mary Magdalene, who saw Jesus after He rose from the grave before the disciples did! Those who love Him, desire to be near Him, no matter what is happening!
While Mary Magdalene sat near the Cross where Jesus was being crucified, perhaps her mind wandered back to the time she first met Him! She evidently came from a wealthy family, for scriptures tell us she and other women ministered unto the needs of Jesus and His disciples out of their own means or money! To feed thirteen men would have taken quite a lot of money! We are not given the details of her first encounter, but a few possibilities come to my mind as I studied about her!
Perhaps her family heard of Jesus casting out demons, and since Mary Magdalene suffered that way, perhaps this Man could possibly help their daughter! That surely would have been welcomed in her otherwise hopeless case! On the other hand, we read of others who had been demon possessed and were set free by just a word from Jesus! Maybe this young woman was present as He ministered and she felt encouraged by what He said! While the Bible does not tell us how or when, it does say Jesus delivered her from seven demons that had tormented her physically, mentally and emotionally!
How thankful she was for what He did in her behalf! While most of us never had her kind of problems, we too, have been delivered from a sinful past and are very thankful for all He did and does for us! Mary Magdalene’s devotion to Him, along with several other women is told plainly in scriptures. We read of Jesus ministering around the area of Nain, where He raised the son of a widow woman from the dead! No name given for her! When that occurs, it lets us know the LORD cares about those who often live in the background, probably only known to family and their area!
At this time Luke tells us about another woman, whose name was never given either, but she was neither Mary Magdalene nor Mary sister of Martha, as each time those two are mentioned, the Bible identifies them by name! This woman came into Simon the Pharisee’s home when Jesus was there. She poured out her expensive perfume on His feet as a display of grateful love and devotion! She is only identified as a sinner woman. Simon was dismayed that Jesus let the sinner woman touch Him! Jesus honored her and forgave her! How thankful we should be that He never turns away anyone that truly seeks Him!
We know of Lazarus, Martha and Mary and the drama of Lazarus’ death and how Jesus called him back from the grave! Was this a visual of how Jesus would die and would rise again? While Lazarus died again and will not rise until Jesus comes back for us, Jesus Himself will never die again! He rose in victory over death, hell and the grave! Before the Cross, as Jesus was at dinner at Lazarus’ home, Mary poured out her costly ointment on Jesus and He said quite plainly she had anointed Him for His burial! This happened just days before the Cross!
As the women sat near the Cross watching their Beloved Jesus dying, I can imagine some of them wondering what to do and how could they go on? What about His teaching about the Kingdom of God? What would happen now? In the midst of Jesus suffering, He called on John to look after His mother! He even forgave one of the thieves who repented as he hung beside Jesus! Had he ever met Him before? What occurred that caused Him to recognize Jesus as the Son of God? How could Jesus be so concerned about others in the midst of His own agony!
Doesn’t it amaze you that the Roman Centurion began to praise God as Jesus dismissed His Spirit into the Father’s hands? His statement is stunning when you consider the fears the disciples were going though at the time! The Centurion declared, “Surely this was a righteous Man!” He had seen the LORD! How many people who had followed Jesus all the way to the Cross stayed around for what was to come on that Sunday morning? Some were able to say in awe, “I have seen the LORD!” Many people left the scene but those who really knew Him stayed, including the women!
An upright man named Joseph of Arimathea took Jesus’ Body and prepared it, laying Him his own tomb! The women followed and then went home to prepare spices for Jesus body for the next day. On Sunday morning they returned and found an empty tomb! How startled Mary was when Jesus spoke her name! “It was Mary Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and other women with them, which told these things unto the apostles. And their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they believed them not!” Luke 24:10-11.
Sometimes people do not believe what you tell them about Jesus!Of course, when the disciples saw the LORD for themselves, they did believe, He is Risen! Today, people still need to see Jesus through the eyes of their heart! Have you truly met Him? When you have, He changes your life! When we belong to Jesus, we too will know His Voice when He calls our name and speaks to us! “I have seen the LORD!”