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Summary: This topic stems from an understanding of the resurrection story as told to us in the gospel according to saint Mark & Matthew.

It is shown that Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to seek Jesus and their seeking yielded some results.

In this discussion therefore, we will expatiate on

a) What is means to seek Jesus.

b) The results of being curious to see Jesus, i.e., seeking Jesus;

c) The results of not being curious, i.e., being a non-seeker; and finally

To be curious about Jesus or to be a seeker of Jesus is to actively pursue a relationship with Him. Active pursuit goes beyond Sunday worship activities and maintains daily closer walk with Jesus. During seeking, we do not allow distractions, we make time for Him and give Him attention. To seek is to know there is a vacuum and get up to do something about it

1. 1 Chronicles 22:19 says, “Now devote your heart and soul to seeking the Lord your God.” Then, in

2. 1 Chron. 28:9 it is affirmed that “if you seek him, he will be found by you.”

3. Further, Psalm 14:2 says, “The Lord looks down from heaven on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God.”

Curious seekers

• Those who seek Jesus curiously always receive good news (vs. 6; Mark 15:47).

o Mary Magdalene and the other Mary received the news that Jesus had risen.

• The place of seeking Jesus is the place of receiving one’s assignment, with the power and boldness to bear witness of Him (vs. 7).

o The women were sent to go and spread the news of Jesus’ resurrection.

• Those who seek Jesus always find Him (vs. 9, Matt. 28:9-10).

o Mary Magdalene and others saw Jesus because they sought Him.

Those who seek the Lord never lack. Ps. 34:10 says, “The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.”

It may take some time, but you will eventually find Jesus, as we read in Luke 2:41-47

Non-curious/non-seekers

• Non-seekers always remain in doubt (Mark 16:11-13).

o An indication that they never believed Him when He was still alive telling them that He would die and rise again.

• Non-seekers of Jesus end up doing evil. 2 Chronicles 12:14 states that King Rehoboam “… did evil, because he prepared not his heart to seek the Lord.” This king’s life helps us to understand that to be a non-seeker is to be a person who forsakes the law of the Lord (12 Chronicles 12:1).

This does not suggest that Jesus does not love one who is a non-seeker as much as He does the seeker. On the contrary, Jesus loves all humankind equally, but those who seek Him find and enjoy a closer relationship with Him. What distinguished Apostle Paul from others is the depth of his curiosity. He purposed in his heart saying, “That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;” (Philippians 3:10). If you want to be set apart, a closer relationship brought about by deeper seeking of Jesus will be needed.

May the good Lord grant you the grace to continue to seek Jesus.

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