Proverbs 29:18, (MSG):
If people can’t see what God is doing, they stumble all over themselves;
But when they attend to what he reveals, they are most blessed.
Place yourself in the midst of the darkest day--Easter Friday. Are you among the scattered disciples, afraid and confused? Are you John, the only one to stay at the foot of the cross? Are you one of the women, with an aching heart, who stood near Him?
Those who loved Jesus most watch as He suffers a merciless death. At the last supper, He promised He would be raised to life (John 14:20). Though He promised they could go with Him, now, even He is gone. The fog of despair is a shroud that hides the promise of Easter Sunday. Their vision is now clouded by their own grief. Caught up in circumstances, they stumble and are filled with questions.
When life turns upside down and you experience loss and betrayal, Jesus is with you because He’s been there, too. When you cannot see beyond the next step, you can walk in the footprints of the One who sees clearly. When you are caught between Friday’s despair and Sunday’s joy, You can receive assurance that His victory and answer are just ahead.
Pray to have His vision.
Walk with the One who sees clearly.
Experience victory by the power of the empty tomb!
Pastor Matt Huff leads Portland Central Nazarene Church. He loves being in ministry and seeing lives transformed by the power of Christ.