The Woman From Magdala
The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre. ~John 20:1
In the old days, people sometimes were identified by the city of their birth. Mary Magdalene is one of these people. Her last name means she was born in Magdala. Her first name, Mary, was a common name among women. Mary represents someone who was very devoted to our Lord. We see Mary highlighted as being at the cross and the tomb of Jesus.
We see Mary and her liberation.
“And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils.” Before Mary became a believer of Christ, she was a woman who was under the control of Satan. We are told that she was possessed by seven demons. Can you imagine that she was a slave of Satan? Her life was miserable and polluted. However, great was the day when Jesus came her way and she repented of her sins and called on the Lord to save her! She is a testimony to the fact that there is nobody Jesus can’t