Hebrews 12:1-2

"..let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith..." - Hebrews 12:1-2

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Day of Questions

It's interesting for me to think that a little over 2,000 years ago there was a bunch of incredibly confused, frightened men sitting huddled up in a room in Jerusalem, not knowing what to do next and wondering if they had wasted the last 3 years of their lives. I'm sure they were mourning the loss of their teacher and friend, but I'm sure there also had to be nagging, and perhaps, unspoken questions that resonated within them: "That's how this journey ends? Where's the Kingdom He spoke about? How can He rule when He is dead? Have I been tricked?"

They sat cowering in a room, in a town where the people had just called for and then carried out the brutal execution of their leader. He said He was the long awaited and promised Messiah. I'm sure none of them thought this was part of the plan for that foretold Deliverer. How can you save anyone from anything when you are dead and literally in the ground? What was next for them?

So they waited.
They cried.
They we perplexed.
They were disenfranchised.
And they were right where God wanted them to be.

Where do you find yourself today?
Are you waiting for something?
Are you missing something?
Are you confused about what is happening in your life?
Are you angry with how your life has turned out?

Guess what?
This story didn't end for those men all those years ago on this Day of Questions.
This story doesn't end there for you.

God has provided the Answer to all of those questions you have and is waiting for you to see Him as He is today.

He's not dead in some tomb in a far away land.
He's not some footnote on the bottom of the page of a history book.
He's not just a leader who died and left His followers to fend for themselves.

This Day of Questions will pass and when the sun rises tomorrow, His followers will recognize the Answer.

Today I revel in the questions, knowing that tomorrow I get to participate in the celebration of the Answer.

If you are looking for a church in the St. Louis/ St. Charles, MO area to attend for Easter services, I'd invite you to join me at First Baptist Church of Harvester. Services will be held at 8am, 9:30am and 11am. Childcare and nursery services are available.

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