Using the wind to navigate, sailors skillfully make their way to safe harbor. Good men and godly women are powered by the wind of the Holy Spirit to live courageously by pointing others to safe harbor (aka faith) in Christ Jesus. Although Mary Magdalene had been demon possessed, Jesus freed her from bondage and she devoted her life to Him through His death and after His resurrection. Joseph of Arimethea and Nicodemus were both members of the Sanhedrin (good men) who secretly believed in the Lordship of Jesus. They were instrumental in honoring our Lord in his extreme sacrifice (death on the cross for the sin of the world). – Teresa #breatheonus #webelieve #helpourunbelief
John 19:24b-27, 38-42 (ESV)
So the soldiers did these things, 25 but standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 26 When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” 27 Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.
38 After these things Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, asked Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus, and Pilate gave him permission. So he came and took away his body. 39 Nicodemus also, who earlier had come to Jesus[b] by night, came bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five pounds[c] in weight. 40 So they took the body of Jesus and bound it in linen cloths with the spices, as is the burial custom of the Jews. 41 Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb in which no one had yet been laid. 42 So because of the Jewish day of Preparation, since the tomb was close at hand, they laid Jesus there.