Monday, March 17, 2008

A Grateful Heart


Now when Jesus had risen early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven demons. (Mark 16:9)


Mary Magdalene was a humble, grateful woman from Magdala, a village on the western shores of Galilee, who never got over her attitude of thanksgiving for what Christ did for her.

There is no evidence that she was a promiscuous woman or a prostitute. But she was demon-possessed; and after Jesus healed her, she was utterly devoted to Him.

She followed Him from Galilee, and she was at Calvary where she watched him die for the sin of the world.

With a brave but broken heart, she came early on Easter Sunday to anoint His body with burial spices; and there in the dawn's early light, she became the first person to see the risen Lord.

Everything she did for Christ was motivated by thanksgiving, and that's what distinguished Mary Magdalene.

A grateful heart is a great heart.

Jesus has healed us, too.
Happy is the person who never gets over it!!

References:
Dr. David Jeremiah
Christian Clipart

Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart,
Mimi


15 comments:

Adrienne said...

What a beautiful, thought-provoking post. Of course these words prompt me to be sure that my heart is always grateful. And it so goes with my blog title.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and for leaving your sweet comments. I always enjoy hearing from you and visiting here to see what you share. I'll be by again soon.
~Adrienne~

Mary said...

This post is awesome and I love the graphic of Jesus and Mary.

I have always been inspired by the Marys of the Bible, since that is what my mother named me. Mary the mother of Jesus, Mary Magdelene and Mary the sister of Lazarus and Martha. All of these women were devoted to Jesus and they all had grateful hearts. I have studied them some and would love to be able to find out more about them. They intrigue me.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am grateful to have you for a friend.

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you and yours.

Blessings,
Mary

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your post.
I am thankful for Jesus coming to save us. I am so grateful that Jesus loved us so much!
I love coming to your blog. It is so uplifting and encouraging.
May the Lord bless you.
Miriam ~~~~<><~~~

Cathy said...

A very beautiful post, Mimi, and how true ~ You know, I was watching a movie last night, and wasn't it Mary's brother, Lazarus, that Jesus raised from the dead? He loved her very much.

Mimi said...

Thank you all for your comments...

Miriam,...if you set yourself up with a blog... please let me know your name...I would love to be able to return the visit with you...
meanwhile, please come visit again...and leave a comment...that way I know who visits me...
blessings to you all,
Mimi

Lisa said...

Thank you so much for this wonderful post. I just so excited when I think how much Jesus loves us all and how he died for our sins! He Lives!

Me said...

I think a grateful heart is rare. Think of the lepers - only one came back and thanked Jesus.

A good reminder.

joan said...

Wonderful post. I enjoyed reading it.

Sharon said...

Such a beautiful post! As always, I enjoy reading them. :)

MYSTI said...

A grateful heart is a great heart.

Says a whole lot. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful post with us.

Blessings

Denise said...

I used to cry all the time because I was a broken woman...... Now I cry all the time for He has healed my broken heart ..... and made me whole......... I have a grateful heart and I cry........

Love the post........

Lille meg said...

Yes, it is so true!
Thank you Mimi, for posting this.
He is really risen!

Hailey's Beats and Bits said...

hi mimi. miss you. just passing by to say hi.

Sarah said...

Beautiful thoughts Mimi, thank you. I always cry at the scrpture where Mary turns to Jesus and cries "Rabboni" even now my eyes are filling.

Hugs.

Mike Golch said...

Mimi,this is a great posting and one that calls for thought of the reader.
We are all going to live by His Grace,for he truely died for the sins of the world.Past,present and future.
I know what it is to live with his grace.By his grace I have been blessed with 58 years with a great woman,I have been sober since 12/17/0990.
And by his grace whe the father calles me home I will again see my family that have procedded me.