Friday, May 31, 2013

Luke 24:9-12

v. 9-12 "When they came back from the tomb, they told all these things to the Eleven and to all the others.  It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the others with them who told this to the apostles.  But they did not believe the women, because their words seemed to them like nonsense.  Peter, however, got up and ran to the tomb.  Bending over, he saw the strips of linen lying by themselves, and he went away, wondering to himself what had happened."

The women went to tell the disciples that Jesus had risen.  They must have been overflowing with joy.  How sad it must have been when the disciples thought they were talking nonsense.  When you want to share the love of God that is bursting from your heart and others dismiss you as a crazy person, it can make you pretty heartbroken.  Some that hear will need time to let this sink in.  It is a process.  At first they may believe it to be like any other story.  Then they will look into it for themselves.  Once you encounter Jesus for yourself then you know.  You can't experience this through other people, it is a personal relationship with Him. 

Peter had denied Jesus three times and must have felt terrible.  When the women told the disciples what happened Peter did not want to repeat the mistake he made before.  He ran, he didn't walk, he was desperate to find out what happened.  God wants us to be excited about Him and His word.  He wants us to come running to Him and He will wrap us up in His arms.  There needs to be a spiritual thirst that can only be quenched with His love.  Our job as a Christian is to tell others what Jesus has done in our lives and tell others about His love.  We will be considered crazy, insane or just plain loony, but that will not matter.  A long time ago I use to think it was strange for Christians to share about God.  I was a very quiet person and didn't understand the mission that was set before us all.  Silence of the Truth can only cause damage to the Kingdom.

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