The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

The fact that the Lord works through people is impressive when you stop and ponder that reality. There is not a person on this earth too far from the Lord’s reach who the blood of Jesus can’t save. In professional sports, no coach would call a person out of the stands with no athletic ability and put them in the game. But this is not how the Lord works. No matter who we are and what we have done when we place our faith in Jesus, the Lord transforms us and works through us to build the Kingdom.

The Lord uses Mary Magdalene

Mary Magdalene was at the cross and went to the tomb of Jesus on Easter morning, but she wasn’t always a believer. In Luke 8:1-2 the Lord tells us that seven demons possessed Mary Magdalene until she met Jesus and was delivered. Mary is a beautiful example of how the Lord transforms us into a great masterpiece to serve in His Kingdom.

As Mary Magdalene walked to the tomb of Jesus, she was surprised by an angel who told her He had risen from the dead and then gave her instructions. Matthew 28:And go quickly and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead, and indeed He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him. Behold, I have told you.” So they went out quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to bring His disciples word.And as they went to tell His disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, “Rejoice!” So they came and held Him by the feet and worshiped Him. 10 Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell My brethren to go to Galilee, and there they will see Me.”[1]

The Lord gave Mary the fantastic assignment of telling the disciples to go to Galilee. Can you imagine the joy on her face and voice as she told the disciples that Jesus had risen from the dead?

God Uses Those Who Are Weak

Do you feel unqualified for God’s use? Do you think that past sins could disqualify you? Maybe you are like Peter, who puts things in motion before thinking. Maybe there was a time when you denied that you were a Christian. If you feel like this, Paul has some comforting words.

1 Corinthians 1:27 But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; 28 and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are.[2]

The Lord did not use Jewish priests of the day but ordinary people to be His disciples. Our Lord Jesus wants everyone to hear His good news. Know that salvation comes through His grace, not our efforts. If you feel unqualified to tell others about Jesus, God can use your humility.  

To learn how the Lord works through people, listen here:

[1-2] The New King James Version . (1982). Thomas Nelson.

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