Holding on

Re: Verse reading–John 20:10-31  (day six)
Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me, for I have not returned to the Father.  Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am returning to my Father and your Father ‘ “–v 17.  May I ask you a question?  Are you holding onto Christ?    Matthew 28:9 describes it as an act of worship.  Even so, it was not what Jesus wanted from Mary.  Maybe she was determined to “never let Him go”, to return things back to a former chapter by force of will.  Maybe she was reluctant and unaware of the new chapter that was beginning.  Maybe she didn’t realize that by holding on to Him she was ignoring and delaying His immediate order to “go tell”.  Later that night, the Lord would tell all the  disciples, “As the Father sent me, so send I you”–v 21.   Are you holding onto the Lord or venturing out into the new life He has for you?

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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