It’s Five Minute Friday with Kate and the gang. Each Friday we are given a word prompt. We write and link-up over here. Join us if you’d like, there’s always room for more! Our word prompt today is: RELIEF
With Easter behind us, we move onto the next event. There’s the house to get ready for warmer weather, graduations, summer planning, vacations and more holidays.
I’ve been thinking this week about what it must have been like for the disciples and Mary after the resurrection, after their first Easter. I don’t think it was the same for us and them.
They had been in the depths of grief and uncertainty. Their dear friend, Teacher, Master and the One they believed to be their Messiah was gone…. dead.
But Jesus showed up on the scene and Life returned. What a turnaround of events. The emotional ride had to be off the charts.
Can you imagine the “What now?” questions Jesus’ followers struggled through during those days of not knowing…. when they felt He was gone?
We have our own moments when heaven seems silent and we wonder, “What now?” Yet just like the disciples, relief and certainty came when Jesus showed up on the scene.
He will show up on our scene. It may not be in our timing or with the answer we are expecting but we can trust that He is and will always be there for our good.
Just as Jesus came to bring reassurance to those who had walked with Him through His darkest hours, He walks with us through ours. After bringing relief to those closest to Him, He empowered them to continue on living with these words…
All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go…
Go into all that I have prepared for you…. Fulfill the plan and purpose I have laid out for you…
And though you will have some not-so-great-days … And you will walk hard roads and come through ugly messes… even though there will be all that… I am with you always to the very end of the age. (Matthew 28:20)
We have that assurance. For even on the days when death stares us in the face and all around us there is dark and confusion, Jesus is on the scene.
On our darkest day we can trust His words, “I am with you always even to the very end.”