Very truly I tell you, a time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live. (John 5:25)
There is something about the suspense of Holy Saturday that is captivating. It is hard to imagine what it must have felt like to the followers of Jesus on that day. Was all lost? Had they pursued a futile cause? Did evil win?
Looking back we of course know the answer and we can learn tremendous lessons. Based on our consideration of the disciplines over the last 40 days I hope we have grown in our conviction that God can always be trusted and he is always victorious.
On Day 1 of our Journey we considered Psalm 34:8, “Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.” As you have considered the disciplines over the last 40 days, have you tasted? What is your verdict? Remember, the Disciplines can’t save you but they will deepen your relationship with God. They are, therefore, worthy of your pursuit. Just as suspense filled the air on Holy Saturday, suspense fills the air for us. Will we continue to pursue these disciplines and deepen our love for God?
Whatever your personal circumstances are today, remember that Sunday came! You may be going through challenges circumstances but remember it is just a comma. The exclamation point is coming! The stone was rolled away and the tomb is empty! God won – Satan lost! We are more than conquerors because the grave can’t contain Jesus. Don’t despair, don’t give up. Even if you couldn’t keep up with the study of the Disciplines :-), that’s not a problem. You can go back and revisit the studies any time. Remember Philippians 1:6, “and being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”
If you have taken this journey and you have never accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior please don’t wait another day. Please contact us through our website: www.40daysofdiscipline.com.
“There is a fountain filled with blood drawn from Emmanuel’s vein and sinners plunged beneath that flood lose all their guilty stains”