I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m a slow learner when it comes to trusting my well-being to Jesus. Consistently faithful, wise, good and loving though he is, I can’t help trying to wrest control back for myself.
Though I would never say that I doubt, my very actions suggest otherwise.
See, we all have pretty fixed ideas of how things ‘should’ turn out. We even do it in our prayers, telling God what’s wrong and suggesting our preferred solutions. When his answer is ‘no’, ‘not now’ or ‘not that way’ we sometimes fail to recognise it as an answer at all.
The disciples had their own preconceived ideas of how the redemptive plan should unfold. Nowhere in their thinking did a dead Saviour feature. That one event which dashed all their hopes in Jesus was actually the defining work of the Messiah – and yet, it momentarily killed the dream.
The angels guarding the empty tomb put things straight with these simple words:
‘Remember how he told you.’
We have, in all things to fall back on him; on his trustworthiness and on his wisdom. What he says, is or will be. No doubt. He has told us so, and we have only to hold fast to that.
These 24 blogs on the life of Christ began with the Angel visiting Mary, and ended at chapter 24 with the Ascension.
Only, of course, his life did not end there. It goes on still, with him seated at the right hand of God. Trust that fact.
Trust that your life also began with him, and stretches onwards with his, through eternity. If, that is, you belong to him.
Do you? His is the only name under heaven by which we must be saved.
Remember how he told you?