260靈修 Jan.25, 2012: 馬可福音第十六章 Mark 16

第十六課

1過了安息日,抹大拉的馬利亞和雅各的母親馬利亞並撒羅米,買了香膏要去膏耶穌的身體。 2 七日的第一日清早,出太陽的時候,她們來到墳墓那裡, 3 彼此說:「誰給我們把石頭從墓門滾開呢?」 4 那石頭原來很大,她們抬頭一看,卻見石頭已經滾開了。 5 她們進了墳墓,看見一個少年人坐在右邊,穿著白袍,就甚驚恐。 6 那少年人對她們說:「不要驚恐!你們尋找那釘十字架的拿撒勒人耶穌,他已經復活了,不在這裡。請看安放他的地方。 7 你們可以去告訴他的門徒和彼得,說:『他在你們以先往加利利去。在那裡你們要見他,正如他從前所告訴你們的。』」 8 她們就出來,從墳墓那裡逃跑,又發抖又驚奇,甚麼也不告訴人,因為她們害怕。  

 

默想:

  1. 這幾位婦女完全沒有想過耶穌有可能復活的,所以當天使告訴他們耶穌已經復活時,時她們的反應是「從墳墓那裡逃跑,又發抖又驚奇,甚麼也不告訴人,因為她們害怕」(8節)。
  2. 多少時候我們就像墓旁的婦女,當我們經歷了神奇妙意想不到的作為時,也會驚訝得不能自己,這表示我們所熟悉的生活已經結束,即將開始的是我們的未知;不再是我為神做什麼,而是神為我做;不再是我因需要來親近神,而是神以祂的慈悲親近我。我不再主控,是神在掌管。
  3. 沒有死亡就沒有復活。在我生命中,有哪些方面神可能想要使它們死去,但我卻一直抗拒要使它繼續苟延活著?若我將這方面的掌控權交給神,會有什麼改變?有什麼新生命會冒出來?新的信心?新的希望,新的愛,新的喜樂?

 

禱告與筆錄:

繼續安靜在神面前,與神對話,並聆聽祂對我說的話。將心中的思想(心得),或是與神的禱告,記錄在「靈程筆記簿」上面。

 

Mark 16

1When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus' body. 2Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb 3and they asked each other, "Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?"  4But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away. 5As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed.  6"Don't be alarmed," he said. "You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. 7But go, tell his disciples and Peter, 'He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.' "  8Trembling and bewildered, the women went out and fled from the tomb. They said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid.

 

Meditation

  1. Jesus’ resurrection is totally different from what these ladies experienced and expected.  Therefore when the angel told them that Jesus was indeed risen from the dead, the ladies were “[t]rembling and bewildered, the women went out and fled from the tomb. They said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid.”(v8)
  2. Often we are just like the women at the tomb.  When we experienced God’s wonderful, unexpected work in our lives, we would be totally astounded.  This means the end of our familiar life and the beginning of our unknown.  No longer am I doing something for God; he is doing something for me.  No longer am I drawn by my needs to God; he is drawn by his compassion to me, whether I’m ready for him or not, whether I feel anything for him or not.  That means you and I are not in charge; he is
  3. There can’t be a resurrection without a death.  What area of my life is God perhaps trying to put to death that I am trying to keep alive?  What would happen if I relinquished control of it and simply let ie die?  What new life might come out of it?  What new faith?  What new hope, new love, new joy?

 

Prayer & Journaling:

Stay with God for a little longer.  Continue to converse with God and listen to what he wants to tell me.  Then write down any thought and/or prayer in the 2012 “Spiritual Journal” book.

 

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