You know that Sunday feeling, right?

We leave church inspired and filled with Truth and encouragement on Sundays … and somewhere along the course of the week, pieces of the message tend to fade and we often lose that Sunday feeling.

The Monday After {the Sunday Sermon} is our attempt to carry the Sunday message into Monday mornings by walking together and sharing how what we’ve heard on Sunday morning is making a difference in our Mondays, our weeks, our lives.

The Monday After Sunday, August 5, 2013: Everyday Heroes: Mary Magdalene {Click HERE to listen}

By Dawn Kelley

As I was pondering the message “Delivered from Darkness,” I could not help but think about how our lives go from the darkness to light the moment we accept Christ as our Savior. What I hadn’t thought of was the fact that God uses everyday, ordinary people to bring home His point. When you think of the different stories of Biblical characters, many of them are the “stand out in a crowd,” “wow, look what God did” kind of people. It is not often that we hear of the everyday ordinary people of the Bible or, in our day, and age the secretary at a small church around the corner — the Robins to the Batmans.

By the end of Pastor Joe’s message I began to harbor a new found respect for not only Mary Magdalene but also every other hero of the Bible who has been over looked in our world of “bigger is better.”  I am finding I would rather hear about the average person making a difference than the elaborate stories of an extraordinary person. Today my question of “why?” has been answered. Stories like Mary Magdalene’s help me see how real Jesus is. Stories like hers help me realize God can use a person with a dark past. This story helps me see there is hope in the midst of darkness.

One of the most profound parts of Mary Magdalene’s story was when Jesus, after being risen from the dead, called her by name. He called her not just an ordinary person with a dark past; the son of the most High God, who has proven himself to be truth over and over again, called her by name! And He has called me — another ordinary person– by name, too.

There’s great challenged found in yesterday’s message: Will I allow the God of the universe to use ordinary me in extraordinary ways? Will I hear Him when He calls my name?

And when He calls yours, will you?

Dawn Kelley is the wife of Andrew and the homeschooling mother of four, Jaden, Niya, Makayla and Aiden. She loves to read and write in her spare time, and she currently uses a personal blog to share her adventures in motherhood and womanhood.

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