Monday, March 28, 2016


What do you suppose was going through the minds of the disciples when their leader, Jesus, this "Son of God" they were following, was killed? Their "messiah" . . . dead.  One thing we know for sure . . . they were afraid.

"19 On the evening of that day (when Mary said she had seen The Lord), the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews . . . " (John 20:19)

Jesus had been put to death and, as His followers, they feared for their lives. That same morning Mary said she had seen Jesus. Yet none of THEM had seen Him. I bet there was a whole lot of discussion going on in that room as they tried to figure out just what they should do. Frustration, doubt, uncertainty, jealousy . . . What should we do!?!? How come Mary got to see Him and not any of us? Was she telling the truth or is she simply disillusional? Then, suddenly . . .

"Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” - John 20-19

How they must have swarmed Him!

I watched a video Easter Morning. The video at the bottom of this post. As the artists sings his songs we see images of an abandoned city. Images of abandoned people. They are basically dead compared to the cities and people we usually see in our lives. It occurred to me that those cities and people need a resurrection. What a wonderfully appropriate day for me to come to that realization. Easter. Resurrection Sunday.

As we walk through this world, let us not become part of it but let us work to reclaim it in the name of Christ. The lady down the street who lost her job and needs help paying off her debt. The young mother who struggles to put food on the table. The young man who thinks happiness can be found at the bottom of a bottle.

This world needs a resurrection. This world needs Jesus. We as Christians have a job to do. The job we were COMMANDED to do by Jesus Himself.

Make disciples!! God chose to save you and me. He saved us for a reason. To obey! I am failing at obedience. I need to make a stand, roll up my sleeves and get to work. HIS work, not mine! Let's do this my friends. Time is getting short.

"Whoever is generous to poor lends to the Lord, and He will repay him for his deed." - Proverbs 19:17

I Lift My Hands - Chris Tomlin

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