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2018 April 4th Wednesday

Greetings in the name of the One who declared “It is finished!”, Jesus Christ – THE Risen Saviour! Happy April to you! I trust that you had a blessed Easter weekend and experienced a personal “resurrection” ! Today I will be praying for you, asking Father to touch you with healing – grace – power for your physical, spiritual, and emotional needs.

I received an email from a Christian ministry and it stated: “Easter is over!…what next? Jesus said “Go!”” As much as I appreciate  the thought, I am reminded that Jesus told His disciples to “wait in Jerusalem for the promise of the Father – the Holy Spirit”. Wait – stay – until the timing is right. 

I know that we are conditioned by a culture that wants to move from one event to another as quickly as possible…all the stores are selling of ‘Easter’ at good reductions. However, Jesus still said “wait in Jerusalem” and I wonder what that is really all about. It is interesting that when we put together the days of Lent…50 or so, with the 50 days to Pentecost, that gives us a hundred or so days…almost one third of our year is centered around the last days of Jesus’ life. Could it be that God doesn’t want us to rush away from Holy Week? Could it be that He wants us to really experience Jesus – His life – His suffering – His death – His burial – His resurrection? So He says – “WAIT in Jerusalem”…enjoy the moments, learn all you can, ponder, wonder, and be transformed.

I think we do rush through our celebrations, our life moments, our turning points…and I think that is why our celebrations have lost some, much,maybe – of their meaning. I am reminded by a Robin Mark song – Revival – where a line directs us to think about the “lost soul looking for a higher high”. We, too often, are those ‘lost souls looking for the higher high’- more excitement, more energy, more extras. One writer says that we are a ‘mile wide and only an inch deep’. Jesus says – “wait” … don’t rush away – it doesn’t get any better than this – get everything you can out of your time in Jerusalem – let what happened there get deep into your heart and soul.

Have a blessed day!