Just An Extra

During one of the episodes my husband jumped off his seat and shouted, “That’s James!”

Luke 24:1-12

Reference: When they came back from the tomb, they told all these things to the Eleven and to all the others. (‭Luke‬ ‭24‬:‭9‬ NIV)

Explore: My husband and I were recently watching a local Aussie comedy series. It had a number of our favourite comedians starring in the show and we had enjoyed the first season so much that we watched most of the second season back to back on DVD.

During one of the episodes my husband jumped off his seat and shouted, “That’s James!” Both the leading actors in the shot at the time were well-known Aussie actors and I knew that neither of their names were James.

Upon my husband’s command we rewound the scene so he could have a closer look. Sure enough, behind the counter in the background of the scene was a young guy whom Cam had worked with.

He was just an extra in the show, he didn’t even have any significant lines, but Cam had noticed him.

Application: There are often times when significant people go unnoticed. I feel the women in Luke 24 are the “extras” whom should have been noticed for their leading roles.

When we think of people responding to Jesus’ resurrection we often think of Peter or Thomas, but rarely do we focus on the women who saw the empty tomb first. In this passage they were not even given individual names, only referred to as “the women”.

And yet, these were the ones God revealed his miraculous resurrection to first. These were the ones who told the disciples – Jesus’ chosen followers – what had really happened to Christ.

To the world these women were only considered as extras, but God chose to reveal to them first the most important news for all humankind!

Often we are made to feel like we are only an extra. Just someone else in the crowd.

But God sees us differently. He desires to reveal to us the most significant story of all time, we just need to open ourselves up to meet with Christ and God will reveal the rest.

Prayer: Lord, I love that all throughout the Bible you use the lowly and the broken to proclaim Your name. May you use me in that way today. Amen.

What is God wanting to reveal to you today?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.

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