4/18/14 Daily Devotion

John 20:19-20 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.

He was gone, dead, missing, and now He was standing in front of them as plain as day. All of their hopes and dreams were wrapped up in His existence. All of their futures were tied to His teachings and promises. All of their lives were crushed when His life was taken from Him. They were trying to go through each moment and find some semblance of understanding from the events that transpired. Then, in the middle of their confusion, He comes back into their presence and says, “Peace be with you!” They were confused. They were hurt. They were excited. They were hurt, confused and excited all wrapped into one. Their emotional flood gates must have opened, for they were now, once again, standing in the presence of their Lord. While this had to be a strange moment, it also had to be one that healed their broken hearts, one that gave them a renewed hope for the future, one that, once again, changed their way of thinking. Isn’t that what following God is all about? We can all have a renewed hope through Christ. We can all have our lives changed because He has risen from the dead. Jesus has risen from the dead. The very presence of Christ within our lives should help us to come to a greater understanding of the power He can have within us if we would only let Him have control of our lives.

Prayer Starter:

Lord, help me transfer over to You control of my life. Help me trust in You and what You have planned for my future.

Dr. Jeff Krupinski

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