Who Was The Other, Other, Mary? – Mark 16

From my reading in Mark 16 in the One Year New Testament.

Have you ever noticed that besides Mary mother of Jesus and Mary Magdalene there was another Mary who was one of the first to see Jesus’ empty tomb! (Actually there were several other Marys.)

“Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome went out and purchased burial spices so they could anoint Jesus’ body.” Mark 16:1

She didn’t have any extra-ordinary role but she was a part of the story. She was one of the women who followed him in Galilee and even helped support his ministry!

“Some women were there, watching from a distance, including Mary Magdalene, Mary (the mother of James the younger and of Joseph), and Salome. They had been followers of Jesus and had cared for him while he was in Galilee. Many other women who had come with him to Jerusalem were also there. Mark 15:40–41

She was not a big name in the Bible but she played an important role. There will be other people more famous or popular than you. There will be people who get a lot of credit for what they do.

The question is are you willing to participate in what Jesus is doing even if you don’t get much air time?

Am I willing to be the other Mary?

We all have a part to play, and it is God’s choice who will be lifted up and who will simply get to be a part of what He is doing.

I pray that I will be content experiencing the power of the resurrection and being a faithful servant, even if that means living in obscurity.

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