By now the memories of hot cross buns, Easter eggs and more importantly what Easter signifies to the Christian faith have fallen to the back of our minds. For those of us who have dared to allow our soul to venture to the dark place the cross embodies, have risen past the joy of the resurrection and for the most part settled back into life as normal.
I'm sure it was no different for the disciples. Jesus betrayal and death had left them mortified and and in shock but His resurrection on the third day quickly eliminated their fear and dismay and they accepted Jesus back into their lives with a renewed joy and boldness.
Jesus time of teaching and fellowship must have been so surreal and just when things had settled down He takes them to the mount of transfiguration and His true glory is revealed. With His final words, “Go ye therefore and teach all nations,” He ascends into the skies and out of sight.
Once again the joy of His presence is removed from them and they retreated to the upper room. Fear reappeared and their faith must have been shaken once more, but they had one last command, “but tarry in the city of Jerusalem, until you are endowed with power from on high.”
Totally unsure of what this power was, they waited....until Pentecost.
Have their been times in your life when God seems near and then far and then near again and it leaves you a little confused? If so you are not alone and you are in good company. Wait upon God and have faith in Him and He will endue you with power.
Posted By Ronwyn Hughes to GrowingwithGod by Ronwyn at 5/29/2014 09:39:00 PM
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