1 Now when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, that they might come and anoint Him. 2 Very early in the morning, on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen. 3 And they said among themselves, “Who will roll away the stone from the door of the tomb for us?” ~ Mark 16:1-3, NKJV
Most of us find Mondays to be the roughest day of the week. I don’t know many people who look forward to Mondays. I don’t think it matters if you’re a stay-at-home mom, a working single woman, a retired grandmother – Mondays can be difficult for anyone. As I was thinking about this subject, God brought to mind the words of Mark 16:2:
“Very early in the morning, on the first day of the week…”
These three women certainly did not have much to look forward to on the first day of their week. (Their Sunday would have been the equivalent of our Monday, since the Hebrew Sabbath was on Saturday.) Their Master was dead. Not by accident or natural causes. Executed in the most horrible and inhumane method ever conceived by men. They awoke early that morning to minister to his needs one last time. To anoint His body with oils and spices. To show respect and love to the One who had loved them wholly and unconditionally. They didn’t know how they would accomplish their task, but they knew they had to go.
Are you facing an unpleasant task on this Monday? Just remember, because Jesus died and rose again, you have hope! You can make it through this day! The women wondered who would roll the stone away from the tomb entrance. God had already taken care of it! Let God handle the “stones” in your Monday… and every day of the week.
SANITY SAVER FOR THIS MONDAY: PLAN A SIMPLE EVENING MEAL
I find that planning a simple meal for Monday night makes the day easier to get through. My go-to meals for Mondays are spaghetti or turkey burgers. If you don’t like to cook, perhaps you could plan to grab some take-out on the way home from work, or go out to eat instead. (Be sure to check the internet for freebies and coupons for your favorite restaurants!) Just make sure to stay within your budget, and try to make healthy choices! We are to be good stewards of all God has given to us, and that includes our bodies!
Have a great Monday! God Bless!