Jesus’ Aunt

My granddaughter doesn’t think I work. Yet, I was up at 3:30 a.m. this Easter Sunday writing a post.

“It’s the glamorous life of a blogger.”

At 5 a.m., I set out rolls, the Crockpots, and ice bucket. I folded cloth napkins into triangles. The top points to God the Father in Heaven. The bottom points to our Lord Jesus Christ who got the keys to death and Hell. The middle point is for the Holy Spirit. When you open the napkin the middle points go both directions. Because the Holy Spirit is everywhere!

I know I will be really tired later but Aunt Melinda will be here. She always has my back. She’s everyone’s favorite aunt. Kids and adults alike call her Aunt Mel at both Fairfield and Mt. Pleasant.

Did you know Jesus had a favorite aunt? Mary, the wife of Clopas, supported Jesus’ ministry. She never left Mary’s side during the crucifixion.

John 19:24, “While the soldiers were looking after themselves, Jesus’ mother, his aunt; Mary, the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene stood at the cross.” The Message

Aunt Mary went to the tomb with Mary Magdalene to anoint Jesus’s body with spices. They were up at 5 a.m. on Easter Sunday, too!

She felt the earthquake and saw the angel come down and roll the stone away. The angel sat down on the stone and talked to her and Mary Magdalene, ( Matthew 28:2-7).

Matthew 28:1, “After the Sabbath, as the first light of the new week dawned, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to keep vigil at the tomb.” The Message

She is one of the witnesses of the Resurrection. That was unheard of during Bible days!

“…Mary Magdalene was the first witness of the empty tomb, and most probably of the resurrected Lord. This is an important piece of historical evidence, since the testimony of a woman was of no legal value in ancient Jewish society. Had some early church writers invented a story of the resurrection, they would not have emphasized Mary’s witness in the narrative.” Chronological Study Bible Notes

When the men on the road to Emmaus met the disciples, they told them Jesus rose. They mentioned the women saw Him but added Simon saw Him, too, (see Luke 24:34).

Happy Easter!

He has Risen!

(Don’t forget to hug your favorite aunt!)

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