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The outcome of waiting patiently and silently. Matthew 27:55-61

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Be still and rest in the Lord; wait for Him and patiently lean yourself upon Him; fret not yourself because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked devices to pass. (Psalm 37:7 AMP)And endurance (fortitude) develops maturity of character (approved faith and tried integrity). And character [of this sort] produces [thehabit of] joyful and confident hope of eternal salvation. (Romans 5:4 AMP)But if we hope for what is still unseen by us, we wait for it with patience and composure. (Romans 8:25 AMP)

As women, we want to jump in and fix every thing but these women stood at a distance and observed rather than take action. Some were mothers and we know how mothers can be, pretty assertive when it comes to their kids. We can take a page out of their book and learn what it means to not interfere with the plan and purposes of God even though it is gut wrenchingly painful to bear and not do anything because God’s purposes are being worked out through that person and you would thwart or be a stumbling block to the plans of God in their life. As the men were preparing the body of Jesus for the burial, they did not interfere but looked on, waited on the periphery quietly and patiently. As his earthly mother, she could have demanded her rightful involvement but this was a matter of heavenly proportions where the earthly connections had no place or priority. Mary understood her role and position after The Lord assigned John to be her son who would fulfill that role he had with her. When it comes to spiritual matters, God ordained men like Joseph and Nicodemus to that role and she stepped back and let the godly order of things to take hold vs her preference and position. God is honored and we ascribe and hold fast to god’s reputation of being a god of order and not disorder. These women watched and waited as in godly women depicted in 1 Peter 3: 4 who are of great worth in God’s sight.

 

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