00308 - Did They Think It Was All Over?
Imagine the day after Jesus was pronounced dead. What did His followers feel? Anger? Mystery? They had spent the last three years following someone who proclaimed He was the Son of God. A reference in Luke 23:56 says, ‘Then they went home and prepared spices and perfumes. But they rested on the Sabbath in obedience to the commandment.’ (NIV)
Society saw Jesus as a criminal punished by death for His crimes. The disciples saw Him as the hope for all of us to have an eternal future. Yet they had to keep their faith in this for the following 48 hours.
Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things unseen. Whatever you might be going through, use the same principle. Wait in belief when things seem to go wrong; pray and believe it will eventually come right. That’s what they did, do the same today!
Easter Saturday became the biggest expression of faith the disciples ever made - they waited in faith, and He rose again.
Thank You, Lord, that we can exercise faith in You. Help me not to underestimate what faith and prayer can achieve in You. Amen.
What are the biggest issues going on in your life? Get together with a friend and pray in faith for those asap. Believe God will come and meet you in prayer.
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