Rise

Re:Verse passage – John 20:1-21 (day six)

No one expected this. No one. Not even after he told them so. Not after Jesus did the impossible in raising Lazarus, and Talitha, and a young man from Nane from the dead. Not to mention the countless miracles. Not in a million years did they expect Jesus to come out of that tomb.

The resurrection is the firstborn of an untold number of unexpected moments, i.e children of wrath becoming children of God. And yet to this day, we still struggle to belief He can bring dead things to life. He can and he does, like marriages or people you never thought could change.

The resurrection is why we cling to hope, even when there seems to be no way. He is the way. 

“Father, we believe, but help our unbelief!”

About Danny Panter

Danny is the Associate Pastor for NextGen Marrieds & Community Missions at FBCSA.
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2 Responses to Rise

  1. Dr. Phuong Le Callaway, (PhD), CA says:

    Today, we live in a highly technological, science-based world, and yet we still carry on our superstition and magical thinking in a lot of ways. It is hard to believe in something that is not evidence-based but we can cling on Hope. Spiritual hope gives us the motivation for making a faithful and spiritual living.

    We do not know what a day brings forth; but we can be prepared for what comes by living in hope. Hope and belief go hand-in-hand in my view. Without hope, life will be boring. Jesus’ resurrection surely helps us to believe that we will have a tomorrow! And how we live our lives will determine our tomorrow.

  2. Mike Gahan says:

    Amen! Well said.

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