The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

The blessings of faithfulness are sometimes beyond our ability to grasp. We live in a world where being faithful in marriage and our relationship with Jesus is not what it could be. Due to this erosion in faithfulness, our society has suffered, but it does not have to be that way. A faithful husband and wife are blessed, but their example also blesses their children and those around them. My aunt and uncle were very faithful in their marriage and relationship with Jesus. They have gone to be with the Lord, but their example deeply impacted their children’s relationships and faith as others around them.

We instinctively desire others to be faithful in our relationships because God has built this into our hearts. We may fail to be faithful to the Lord, but He will never fail us. No matter how far we have wandered, we can repent of our sins and return to a faithful God.

The Faithful Women Who Followed Jesus

When Jesus was crucified, John was the only disciple there because the others were afraid. The disciples may have been fearful, but many faithful women were at the cross supporting Jesus in His most significant time of need. Think of the blessing the other disciples missed by not being at the cross with Jesus. The women would continue their faithfulness as they journeyed to the tomb of Jesus to anoint His body. There they were surprised by an angel who would tell them Jesus rose from the dead. Can you imagine their excitement?

Matthew 28:1 Early on Sunday morning, as the new day was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went out to visit the tomb.Suddenly, there was a great earthquake! For an angel of the Lord came down from heaven, rolled aside the stone, and sat on it. His face shone like lightning, and his clothing was as white as snow. The guards shook with fear when they saw him, and they fell into a dead faint. Then the angel spoke to the women. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead, just as he said would happen. Come see where his body was lying.[1]

You Can be Faithful

Being faithful is a decision. With God’s help, all of us can choose to be faithful in our relationships and to the Lord. Matthew 25:21 The master was full of praise. ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so I will give you many more responsibilities. Let’s celebrate together!’ [2]

In this verse, the Lord gives us insight into the blessings of being faithful and how faithfulness starts with small things. The Lord wants to bless us, and as we are steadfast in the small things in life, the Lord opens doors to us that we could not. The women in our story were faithful and generously rewarded spiritually. Let the Lord take your hand and lead you to be the faithful person He desires you to be.

To learn about the blessing of faithfulness, listen here:

[1] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation (Mt 28:1–6). Tyndale House Publishers.

[2] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation (Mt 25:21). Tyndale House Publishers.

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