Jesus after Easter (a 50-day series), “His disciples were inside again…”

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.


What do you do when you’re scared?  In John 20:26 tells us that the disciples were in a locked room…again.  Verse 19 makes it clear that’s because they were afraid.  If the Jews had called for Jesus to be crucified after all the miracles and encouragement He had clearly done for them, what would they do to His mere disciples?

But He had shown His disciples that He’d risen since then.  Why were they still in a locked room?  Because they were still scared.  Yet the Lord came to them and stood in the middle of them with a message of peace.  He was and still is gracious to the undeserving.

The risen Lord Jesus may have done great things in your past, but today you’re scared.  He hasn’t changed, though.  Even if your faith is very small today, call on Him.  And even if you’re too scared to call on Him, He can still walk through the locked doors of your life to glorify Himself.  Remember who He is and praise Him.  Your rest is not in your circumstances but in His plan to draw you and others to Himself.


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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