Some of us may feel like Thomas, who questioned the Lord after His resurrection appearance. At times, we too, need to know that Jesus is truly real. Circumstances leave us discouraged, and we soon forget God’s work in our lives.
“My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.” John 14:23 Everyone wants–and needs–a place to belong. We all like to fit in. Too many try too hard–and in all the wrong places.
Is God dead? That’s the question debated in the new movie, God’s Not Dead. After viewing the movie, I think our capacity to believe may have to do with stones. Ones like the massive stone in front of Jesus’ tomb that we think of at Easter.
We’re all guilty sometimes of desiring great events and exciting passages for our lives. But Jesus, Son of David, greatness was not Your aspiration or goal.
The empty tomb was a promise in itself. But none of Jesus’ disciples understood. When Jesus died, their hearts were empty. Their world collapsed. For three years, day and night, they ate, slept, and breathed Jesus. He was Life to them. What would they do without Jesus?