A brief connection to God’s Spirit in the middle of the week.
In many ways it’s a full display of who and how we are as human beings.
As Jesus enters Jerusalem, he is praised and honored, “Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord,” the people shouted. “Hosanna.” But just a few days later, even his own disciples denied knowing him, betrayed him, crowds shouted for the release of Barabbas, disciples hid in the upper room, and he was crucified, died, and was buried.
Just a few days after that, even after his resurrected appearance, disciples continued to hide, disciples couldn’t believe a woman’s report, a disciple had to touch with his own hands to believe, and two followers didn’t recognize him until he broke bread.
What a wild ride.
We humans have the capacity to trust, believe and follow, as well as to betray, deny, and turn away.
And in the midst of all that, God raised Jesus from the dead, rolled away the stone, and proclaimed grace and forgiveness for all.
Aren’t we the blessed ones!
Peace in our journeys,
Pastor Steve Melde