Friday, April 11, 2014
Ever faithful Colt's Foot is the first flower of springtime in our neighborhood. (yesterday's crocuses were in a nearby town.) Click on picture to enlarge.
Matthew writes that after the death of Jesus: "There were many women there looking on from afar, who had followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering to him. Among them were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee. (27:55-56)" Matthew concludes his description of the burial of Jesus with the information: "Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were sitting there opposite the tomb. (27:61)" It is the same two who come to the tomb on Easter morning (Mt.28:1.)
Their faithfulness shines in the face of fear. When everyone else had deserted Jesus, only these women remain.