Monday, March 30, 2015

waking up

today's readings: Deut 13:1-15:23, Luke 8:40-9:6, Psalm 71:1-24, Proverbs 12:5-7

i love the picture above. the human condition. and Jesus meeting us right there in the middle of it. He speaks into our lives today in a way that will give us such hope if we really listen. if we have ears to listen, let's hear what He says to us...

He is told that Jairus's daughter is dead. He goes to the house, and tells everyone that she is asleep. they all laugh at Him because she's dead, and they think He's wrong.

but He's right.

He's given us a little gift called sleep. every night we go to sleep, and every morning we wake up again. this happens thousands of times in our lives, and it teaches a lesson that it's hard to ignore. when you sleep... you wake up again.

Jesus is telling us something in today's reading. He's telling us that our daily routine of sleeping and waking up is getting us ready to trust Him for the time when we'll face that great sleep of death. to trust Him that this time, like all of those other times in our lives, every day, we will wake up.

Jesus woke up Jairus's daughter. He woke up the widow of Nain's son. He woke up dozens of holy people when He died and the earthquake shook the earth.

He woke up three days later.

and one day, you and I will wake up.

thank you God for giving us this little lesson that we learn every day of our lives.

1 comment:

julie reedy said...

I have to admit, I have never thought about this analogy. Wow Jeff, this was excellent. Thank you for sharing. Amen