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Mark 16:14 I Told You So

Broken + Surrender = New Beauty

Broken + Surrender = New Beauty

The final verses of Mark are upon us. In my bible, from verse 14-20 are lumped together under one heading; The Great Commission. But I want to break it up into its three component stories. Sometimes Mark condenses a story, sometimes he expounds on one, and sometimes he simply throws “teasers” about certain events. Verse 14 is two stories in itself. They are VERY condensed, but also something I want to expound upon.

The morning started with the women from the group heading out to the tomb to anoint Jesus’ body. It has been three days and three nights since Jesus was crucified so publicly. John, Jesus’ mother Mary, and several other women had stood nearby and watched. Jesus had even verbally interacted with John and Mary. All Jesus disciples and followers were devastated by His loss. They had been expecting Him to lead them to freedom. They expected Him to become King of Israel, one way or another. Now they were left to mourn their Friend’s murder and their loss of hope. Read more »