Have you ever mulled something over, as the saying goes? I ran across what could very well be the derivative of this unique word mull. When I was a lad, I remember my dad telling me to mull over whatever he was trying to impress on me in the moment. Jesus tried to explain to His disciples that He would be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified, and then rise again on the third day. But it seemed by their reaction that they were having a hard time mulling it over. When the angel appeared to Mary Magdalene and the other women who attended the body of Jesus when it was being buried, the angel said ďHe is not here, but is risen!
Remember how He spoke to you when He was still in Galilee?Ē When the angel asked if they remembered he was actually saying, did you mull it over? Were you mindful of, did you abide in the words of Jesus, did you chew on His prophetic utterance, pondering it as it settles in your spirit? In other words, did you have faith? And then this scripture passage in Luke 24:8 says ďand they rememberedÖĒ Do you remember when you asked Jesus into your heart? Do you remember when you got baptized? Are you living in the daily hope that your savior is alive and rose from that sealed tomb? Donít forget when He arose, you arose with Him?
Itís interesting that those who were faithful in the difficult and heart-wrenching task of carefully wrapping their masterís body in linen and were returning after the Sabbath to anoint it with oil, were also those first privileged few who laid eyes on the miracle of God come to life again. They remained faithful and they didnít forget. They remembered to attend the One they loved so much. If you havenít attended Him today, I encourage you to spend some time remembering how He died for you and that you, too, can live in the confidence of eternity.