Wednesday, April 18, 2018

What a Difference a Day Makes

Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that He had spoken these things to her.

 Then, the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord.  So Jesus said to them again, “Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.” (John 20:18-23)
 One day crucified, dead and buried....then in a tomb....then missing? What a a day makes indeed!

The disciples returned home, but Mary stayed. She longed for Jesus. She missed His presence. She was willing to search and wait. Jesus found her....

Like Mary, you and I need to seek Him and even long for Jesus. We must be willing to wait on Him. His timing is always best and on time! There is no need to run and hide in fear as the disciples did because we know He is risen and alive within us. We simply must trust that He knows what is best and when it is best.

Keep seeking . . . knocking . . . asking . . . yes even waiting! (Matthew 7:7-8) God knows . . . .

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