Thursday, April 20, 2017

Exciting Times!

"Then He opened their minds to the understanding of scriptures." 
Luke 24:45

What exciting times the disciples lived in. They got to know God in the flesh. They saw Him crucified, maltreated excruciatingly. They fled and hid. Then miracle of miracles, news about Jesus miraculously alive! At first they thought it was pure nonsense, but then Jesus Himself appeared to Cleopas and another follower. Jesus took the time to explain passages throughout scripture that were about Him. 

Then He appeared again to the Eleven and their companions while they were talking about all of this amazing news. There He was, flesh and blood. They could even touch His hands and feet and see for themselves the wounds He bore for them and for us. They stood there amazed, and dumbfounded until He asked, "Do you have anything to eat?" 

After eating, He went through the scriptures once again, painstakingly explaining and opening their minds to understand. "Everything written about me in the Law of Moses, in the Prophets and in the Psalms has to be fulfilled. See here, it is written that the Christ would suffer and on the third day, rise from the dead." Jesus was probably showing them scripture from Hosea 6, Isaiah, and even Jonah! Imagine Jesus going through the Torah, thumbing through the parchment and scrolls of the Prophets and the Psalms. These are the very same readings we can have in our own hands today! And we can be sure that if we seek through it, with the intention of knowing the truth, seeing Him, we will find. That is His very clear promise in Matthew 7:7. 

Lord, our lives can be just as exciting as Your disciples. We can really get to know You through Your Word. We do not even have enough time to exhaust all the revelation You want to share with us, just as You did with Your disciples. Thank You that we can get to know Your victory, and we can claim Your promises because You sent the Holy Spirit to live and reign in our hearts.

Joining the lovely Julia Dunnit for a 
peek at desks and projects!

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