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Topic: CHILL (10/29/15)
TITLE: Magdalene came out smelling of roses
By Caleb Cheong
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Perhaps, she experienced some uncomfortably penetrating morning coldness as she was traveling to Jesus' tomb. The clear frost she may have noticed when the disciples abandoned Jesus, let alone accompanying her to complete the burial rites with spices and perfume.
In the garden where the tomb lay open, would she have felt a slight chill? The breeze was gently brushing her face and lips. The draft must be actively at work too
A sudden alarm gripped her when she noticed the Lord's body missing. Fantasy and imagination ran wild as she recalled the brutality at the cross and the recent clinically cold burial.
Inevitably, His missing body cast a depressing influence on her! It only added on to her psychic pain. Chilly was her prospect because the only person who had genuinely loved her and delivered her from darkness of despair had gone missing indefinitely. Indeed, it shattered all her hopes.
Surely, unbearable she must have felt, body, soul and mind, as she quietly pondered over the teacher's excruciating death, which only culminated in the disappearance of his body.
What really transpired in her mind and emotions when the Lord told her this? " Do not cling to me for I have not yet ascended to the Father." So gentle must be the rebuff that she dashed off to announce to the disciples.
It must be a marvelous providence of God that she was chosen to witness the resurrection. Against the backdrop of the prevailing prejudice that women were not regarded as reliable witnesses, she was privileged to proclaim the good news, " I have seen the Lord!"
Despite her mental, emotional and spiritual chills, Magdalene came out smelling of roses!
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