Posted by: glorifyhim1 | March 27, 2016

Sometimes It’s Friday

Sometimes It’s Friday

As I’ve thought about the events leading up to that first Easter morning and the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, I couldn’t help but think about Jesus’ closest disciples and friends. I wonder what was going through their thoughts and minds. This is the One in whom they had placed all their hope and now they watched as He was nailed to a cross, drew His last breath, and was laid in a tomb. They had heard the prophecies. Jesus, Himself, had even told them what was going to happen. But it was still Friday.

On Friday they were scared, confused, and broken. They didn’t fully understand. They had questions. They had fears. And in the midst of their confusion, they couldn’t quite see Sunday.

I’ve had my share of Friday’s and I dare say, you have, too. You may be in the middle of one of those Friday’s now when life just doesn’t seem to make sense. You may even make it to the next day and see and hear the same thing that Jesus’ disciples saw and heard – nothing. There was silence on Saturday.

So what do we do? We turn to the only One to whom we can go. I’m reminded of the question Jesus asked His disciples when many began to turn away from Him. “Do you also want to go away?” and Peter replied: “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.  Also we have come to believe and know that You are the Christ, the Son of the living God” (John 6:67-69).

What we believe about Jesus will ultimately determine what we do when we face turmoil or silence in our lives. Jesus taught: I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25). Jesus is our hope and our life. When our lives don’t make sense, we go to Jesus. When we don’t have answers, we go to Jesus. It is Jesus, the Christ, the Son of the living God, the One who died for us, who was laid in the tomb, and who rose again who will meet us where we are on Friday and lead us to Sunday!

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”

1 Peter 1:3

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