- all we need to do is to appropriate it.

Mark 16 Verses 1-8

Both Marys were committed to the Lord, even after His death. The day after His crucification they wanted to honour Him by anoinitng His body i.e. I presume to prepare it properly for burrrial. While on their way, their focus was such that they didn't seem to fear the very possible negetive reaction of the religious leaders; rather their greatest concern was for "Who [would] roll away the stone" from the enterance of the tomb for them.

Yesterday I was listening to a hymn from a CD of hymns sung at one of  Billy Graham's Crusades. The hymn was taken form Psalm 23:6 and  stirred my spirit. 

“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:  and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever." 

Matthew 13:18-23, Mark 4:14-20, Luke 8:11-25

Luke puts it plainly and clearly, “The seed is the word of God.”

The beginning of all things was the God Word (Genesis 1:3; God spoke and it was) and the end of all things will be the same Word; when we each will stand before His throne and hear either, “Come, blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world” or “Depart from Me, you cursed, into everlasting fire prepared for the Devil and his angels” (Matthew 25:34 & 41).

He hath showed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?  (Mic 6:8)

At the end of the day, knowing God is not part of some deep secret that has been hidden from us. In fact God not only clearly demonstrates who He is through the world around us (Ro 1:20), but He also states clearly in His word how we can know Him.