What Jesus Did! 'The Faithful Women' — Mark 15:40-41

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Some women were there, watching from a distance, including Mary Magdalene, Mary (the mother of James the younger and of Joseph), and Salome. They had been followers of Jesus and had cared for him while he was in Galilee. Many other women who had come with him to Jerusalem were also there.
— Mark 15:40-41 NLT

Key Thought

The people of God have been blessed and often sustained by the courageous faithfulness of godly women. While the men who were closest to Jesus betrayed, denied, and abandoned him, the women were different. They helped support him and his ministry and then followed him as he passed through the streets going to Golgotha, were present at the cross, met him at the empty tomb, and were present in the upper room at Pentecost. Let's never underestimate or devalue the importance of godly women. Jesus never did!

Today's Prayer

O Father, thank you for the godly women in my life who shaped my faith, taught me your truth, served those in my family, and were examples of courage and faith to me. Use me to encourage women of faith and to affirm their importance to your Kingdom. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Mark 14:43-50
  • Mark 16:1-7
  • Acts 1:9-14

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Illustration

Illustration of Mark 15:40-41 NLT — Some women were there, watching from a distance, including Mary Magdalene, Mary (the mother of James the younger and of Joseph), and Salome.

About This Devotional

What Jesus Did! is a series of one-year devotional guides through each gospel, using one short scripture passage each day and following the Gospel in sequential order. Each devotional consists of a scripture passage and a reflection and a prayer which open up the day's scripture and show how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

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