Mary and Mary Run From the Tomb

There’s a post I’ve written that gets a lot more views around Easter. Makes sense because it’s called How far Peter ran to the tomb of Jesus. I won’t spoil it, just click and you’ll find out it’s not a 5K and I bet he and John didn’t embarrass themselves like I did in a recent sprint triathlon.

This past Easter, though, the pastor was preaching about Jesus being crucified and buried. That was on a Friday. On Sunday, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to the tomb to mourn. You probably know the story that they found the tomb empty. Well, guess what happened after that? They ran back to tell the disciples. How did I miss that when I was writing about Peter’s run?

So full credit goes to Mary and Mary for running the very first Jesus the Risen 1K. I probably focused on Peter (and John) because they’re guys and I’m a guy so it’s natural to imagine myself in their situation. However, as is often the case in life and in the Bible, women usually have “been there, done that” when it comes to things it might take guys a bit more time to understand, grasp, or believe.

Mary and Mary, I salute you as the first women to run between the tomb and the upper room or that general area.

Are there other stories in the Bible where women are a step ahead of the men? Share below and I’ll see you tomorrow…

-Out of the Wilderness


Published by Ben Wilder

Since 2005, I've called Nashville home. I'm the leader of the pack, which includes a 13-year-old beagle and an 11-year-old blue heeler mix. My days include writing, video editing, and other fun activities. Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope you enjoy it!

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