We celebrated the resurrection of Jesus as best we could under the COVID-19 conditions. NOW WHAT? There is a very serious danger we face after coming away from this joyful worship of our Savior. You may be wondering what I am referring to?
Mary was given a message to carry back to the disciples that she “had seen the Lord and that He had said these things to her” (John 20:18). This is followed by Jesus meeting with His disciples behind “locked doors…for fear of the Jews” (20:19) where Jesus assured them of who He was, gave them His peace, and prepared them to receive the Holy Spirit.
There were more times that Jesus would meet with them before ascending into heaven to sit on the throne with His Father (Hebrews 10:12). Shortly after the private meeting with Jesus, “Simon Peter said to them [the other disciples], “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We will go with you.” They went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing” (John 21:3).
The greatest event in human history had just taken place and they were witnesses of the living Christ, but then decided to go back to life as usual. We may tend to wag our finger at them in disapproval, when in fact we do a similar thing. We may have spent quality time in worship, our hearts were stirred, and we may have even made a fresh commitment to be different. BUT…
“Business as usual” is not what Jesus wants from us! We will look at the points Jesus makes in Chapter 21 tomorrow, but I trust you will ask yourself, “will my “NOW WHAT” become “nothing?””
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