I am Chuza’s wife and a follower of Christ.
Let me tell you my story. I was very ill, and Jesus healed me. From the day of my healing forward, I joined myself to the group of disciples, along with Mary from Magdala, James’ mother Mary, and Susanna, as well as other women.
My husband is Herod’s steward. His position allows me a standard of living higher than many of my friends. Jesus taught us to give and share with others. I had the privilege of helping to finance His travels as He preached in cities and villages the wonderful news of the kingdom of God.
It is amazing to hear the Lord teach and watch Him heal others—just as He healed me. He cast out demons and totally transformed lives. My life has never been the same. Not only do I feel well and have energy after months of sickness, but I have trusted in Him to save me from my sins.
The day that Jesus was crucified, my heart hurt so badly I could not bear it.
On the Sunday morning after His death, very early, several of us took spices to the sepulchre in order to embalm Jesus’ body.
To our surprise, the tomb was wide open. The stone had been rolled from the opening. We entered the cave. Jesus’ body was gone! As we talked together wondering what had happened, two men appeared, suddenly standing next to us in shining garments.
We were afraid and prostrated ourselves.
The angels asked us—I will never forget their words—“Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee, saying The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.”
Yes, we remember.
The angel messengers disappeared, and we ran to tell the eleven disciples and those that were with them the good news.
They didn’t believe us, even mocked us as crazy.
But Peter and John ran to the sepulchre and saw that Jesus was indeed gone. Then, they believed in the resurrection.
Who am I?
Why do you think the disciples didn’t believe our story? Was it merely because we are women?
How do you think the disciples felt after Peter and John confirmed that Jesus had indeed risen? Do you think they were sorry they didn’t believe us?
For bragging rights: how did the disciples react shortly afterwards, when Jesus appeared in their midst?
To whom did Jesus appear (three people) before appearing to the larger group of the disciples?