Many of us have at least heard the name Mary Magdalene or know bits and pieces of her life through Bible stories. But in taking a closer look at this faithful follower of Christ, we can learn so much more and be challenged by her courage and faithful devotion to Christ.
In biblical times, it was very common and expected for women to be treated as “less than.” That’s one reason that the miracles of Christ healing women, spending time, reaching out, sharing truth with them, is so important today. And why the life and story of Mary Magdalene being delivered and set free by Christ, giving financially to His ministry, lingering at the foot of the cross in His final moments, visiting the empty tomb after His death, and being the first to see him again after the Resurrection, remains so very significant.
Jesus showed great respect and care for women. He broke the barriers of social expectations. He tore down walls of injustice and prejudice. He came to heal, forgive, and set free. As believers, He commissions us for His service, men and women alike, to share Truth with a broken world.
Here are seven interesting things from Scripture to help us know more about Mary Magdalene’s life and ministry and what we can learn from her today:
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