Jesus was crucified and buried in a borrowed tomb. For two days, His disciples had been in hiding. They were devastated by their loss of teacher, friend, Son of God. I am sure that they must have felt lost, confused, hopeless and guilty over their abandonment and betrayal of Him. How could they possibly go on? How dark that day must have been for them.
Have you ever been in a dark place? A time when you felt alone, fearful, lost, hopeless and unable to see a way forward? If so, there is good news. Tomorrow is coming.
What happened to those disciples when their tomorrow came changed the course of history forever. Mary went to the disciples and told them that she had seen Jesus, but they didn’t believe her. Then Jesus Himself, showed up in the midst of them. Their fear, hopelessness and confusion cleared with one good look at the living Saviour.
Tomorrow has already come for those of us who have accepted Jesus as Lord and Saviour. Like the disciples, we may not believe it at first, but that doesn’t change the truth of it. He is risen. Death has been defeated. Fear, hopelessness, guilt etc. have no hold on those who call upon His Name. Still unsure? I would encourage us, this Easter season, to take a good look at our Saviour and fix our eyes on Jesus, instead of on people or on circumstances. His tomb is still empty. He said, “It is finished.”
He has restored us to our original position with God, we are holy and blameless, righteous in His sight:
…yet Christ has now reconciled you [to God] in His physical body through death, in order to present you before the Father holy and blameless and beyond reproachColossians 1:22 AMP
This world is not our home, and this life is not our own. We are here for one reason, to live for Him. Let this truth dictate our internal reality. We can live a life of righteousness, peace and joy now, this minute if we understand that, because of what Jesus has done, we can live in His Kingdom now, today, here on earth.
Thank You Lord that You are alive and seated at the right hand of God. Thank You that because of Your life, death and resurrection, I can live in You, through You and for You. May I bring Your righteousness, peace and joy wherever I go, so that people will know that You are, because I am alive. In Your wonderful Name I pray, Amen.