Here we are…but where is “here”

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Where are you today? If you are like most Christians you find yourself in a peculiar place today. We are now a couple days removed from the solemnity of Maundy Thursday and the despair AND hope of Good Friday. Yet, we have not quite made it to Easter Sunday yet. So where does that leave us?

I think it leaves us in a very advantageous position. It leaves us in between where we were and where we are going. Today is a day of decision for us. When we get to the tomb with Peter, John, and Mary tomorrow morning we are faced with a choice. Will we simply see dirty linen on the ground or will we see something larger? 

John and Peter saw strips of cloth on the ground but Mary saw something else entirely. She saw angels! Perhaps it was because Peter and John were practical and saw simply what was left behind. I think it is something more however. I think Mary saw the angels because through it all she had a hope that Peter and John had misplaced. 

It was a hope in something bigger than what was right before her eyes. It was a hope of a promise she did not yet fully understand. Yet it was there. Do you have that hope as well?

A hope that sees beyond to what is and looks towards what will be? It is a hope that does not let present circumstances dictate your future. It is a hope that is centered on Jesus Christ, the risen Savior. It is a hope that is bigger than the in between we constantly live in. It is a hope in miracles in life.

Today, choose that hope and move past the in between and into the arms of God.

 

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