Jesus after Easter – a 50-day series, “And Jesus came and said…” (Matthew 28:18)

Most of us long for miracles.  And Jesus’ perfect life, death on sinners’ behalf as the fulfillment of Passover, and His physical resurrection prove that He is willing and able to meet our greatest needs:  complete forgiveness and a new heart to trust and follow Him as our living King.  But even in the Bible, most of the journey with Jesus is lived in the moments between miracles.  In this 50-day series, we’ll consider some of those moments leading up to the next great miracle in the New Testament:  the fulfillment of Pentecost and the incredible growth of the Church.


If you’ve ever traveled to meet a V.I.P., you know they don’t typically move in your direction.  In fact, unless they need some form of your support, they might not even look in your direction.  Yet, in Matthew 28:18 we read that the confirmed King of the universe did not sit and wait on a throne.  He walked toward people like you and me.  Yes, He is risen and all glorious, but He is the same strangly humble and gentle Savior.  We need to remember that when we are stressed and are tempted to project any human leader’s persona onto Him.

Jesus is not distant.  He seeks His people.

He is not arrogant. He is love.

He is not waiting.  He is still working.

He is not delegating.  He is empowering, entrusting, insuring, and rewarding.

He is like no other leader.  He is God.


I hope today’s thought and others in this series will be helpful to you as you journey with Jesus in the moments between miracles.

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