A Woman’s Importance To Jesus
If ever you wonder the heart of Jesus toward women, consider this, out of ALL the people, He chose to have the angel tell women first. In the culture where women at times were not valued with respect, Jesus made sure to assign a very important job to two women! “Go tell the disciples”, “He is Risen”.
Even before “revealing” His power to the enemies (the soldiers guarding the tomb), the Lord waited for the women to arrive before sending the angel to appear- to tell of this moment in which the tomb was empty.
Don’t ever doubt your worth as a woman. Jesus has a high calling for each woman to be in ministry for Him, to “Go tell”, “To witness”. He allowed women to go tell men. That was significant.
Going back to the beginning of His birth, God could have allowed the Messiah to enter this world any way, by way of an angel dropping Him off, by placing Him miraculously in a palace with a gold plated covering of protection. No, He chose a woman to shelter Him in a womb. A woman who had no worth in the eyes of those around her (a Nazarene- the armpit town). Likewise, He could have proven His miraculous power “First” to any person, preferably Pontius Pilate or those who slayed Him on the tree. BUT No, He chose two ordinary women who served Him, who had always been obedient to Him. He certainly gives blessings to His children who walk in His ways, both men and women.
“ After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men. The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.” So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”