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Today's Meditation

FRIDAY, July 29

Matthew 28:9-10 Suddenly Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came to him, took hold of his feet, and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”

I imagine Mary Magdalene and the other Mary had a very cold and lonely few days between Good Friday and Easter Sunday. I imagine it was a desolate, desperate time of intense pain for their loss and fear for what that loss would mean to them as followers of Jesus. I love that as soon as Jesus met them on the road, he addressed both their grief and fear, “Greetings!…Do not be afraid.”


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