“While yet it was still dark,
She was the first thought on His heart.”
“Now when He rose early on the first day of the week, He appeared first to Mary Magdalene.” Mark 16:9
Jesus, the Risen Lord, “appeared first to Mary”.
What an awesome privilege to be the first He appeared to.
Was it because “Mary” was a woman?
Was it because it was “the first day of the week”?
Scripturally, in His faithfulness to His Word,
it was “early” and the very first thing she sought in her day was Him.
“One Lamb, in the morning…at the entrance…where I will meet with you, to speak to you there. And (you) shall know that I Am the LORD (your) God.” Exodus 29:38-46
Forty Days to the Cross – A Time of Reflection
Day Thirty-Seven, (pg. 39)
Poems to Ponder by denisebalog©2017
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“yet He opened not His mouth…” Isaiah 53:7
– The blessings to deep.
The territory to wide.
Draw me back to You Jesus;
By Your side. –
Poem by denisebalog 2017
“…like a lamb that was led to slaughter…”Isaiah 53:7
The Hebrew definition of this Scripture can be translated as this:
“…like an animal, He was pushed out, brought forth with pomp, to be butchered.”
– The cost of this road is becoming far to clear. My whole being wants to turn away, hid my eyes, close my mind. To turn away now, was not an option for Jesus, the Perfect Lamb of God Who was slain for me. –
Poem to Ponder
“He set His “face like flint”,
He freely went.”
“Forty Days to the Cross – A Time of Reflection”, page 24, Denise Balog
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“When I was off doing everything I could,
Jesus waited and understood.”
I myself will search for My sheep and
seek them out…and
I will rescue them from all places where
they have been scattered on a
day of clouds and thick darkness.”
Ezekiel 34:11-13 (ESV)
poem by denisebalog
Poems to Ponder – Day 17