In it I made the following statement about the two women who were the first to discover the empty tomb and meet the resurrected Jesus.
In fact this story must counteract what some believe Paul is later saying about Eve being the one who was deceived; for here we see the beginning of a new age where it is the women who are not deceived.
I believe this bears some serious theological reflection. Perhaps its already been done and if so – my apologies – I haven’t come across it as yet. In Genesis we are told it is the woman who is deceived by the serpent; its through the woman sin comes. Don’t read me wrong here. I actually do believe that it was both Adam and Eve who sinned. But popular modern interpretation and traditional Jewish understanding – understood it to be this way. And in the telling of this story its often said how the woman didn’t believe God’s word.
For now we see that it is women who are the first to meet the risen Christ. And in doing so we – we see within the priority of this story, that the first to be redeemed by Christ are in fact women and it is women who are used to take the good news of Christ to the men…who at first don’t believe the word of God.
Don’t you just love the irony?