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First Friday, Then Sunday, Finally Monday
By Steve Higginbotham
March 29, 2005
- When Jesus was betrayed, denied,
and abandoned by his friends.
- When he was tried before Pilate.
- When the soldiers wove a crown
of thorns and mocked him.
- When Jesus was stripped of his
clothing and nailed to a cross.
- When people passed by and mocked
and spit upon Jesus.
- When Jesus said it was finished,
and he died and was buried.
Then Sunday arrived...
- Imagine the joy and excitement
that must have been experienced by his disciples. Think how
amazed they must have been. Think how humbled they must have
felt to be in the presence of Jesus, the risen Lord. Their
faith, no doubt, must have reached its zenith on that Sunday.
But now, we live in
- We didn't see the events of
Sunday. We didn't witness the initial excitement of the
resurrection. It's Monday, not Friday or Sunday. Is our faith
strong enough to sustain us through Monday? Can we live with
the same excitement and joy on Monday as those early disciples
possessed on that resurrection Sunday? Can we? Maybe a better
question is, "Do we?" Friends, the crucifixion on Friday, and
the resurrection on Sunday mean nothing to us if we won't live
for Him on Monday.
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