On Friday, Death sneered and mocked Life while God calmly answered, “I’m going to count to Three.”
On Saturday, the snickering in Hades acquired an air of nervousness while God raised His head and counted on… “Two.”
On Sunday, Jesus shook Death by the throat and threw the carcass aside. “One. What now? Where is your sting?”
But on Monday…
What about Monday?
“What now?” indeed.
What happens the day after the day death is defeated?
There’s not a chance that the friends of Jesus could have just gone on as if everything He said had ended with Him there on the cross. But what would they do? Who were they to carry His legacy? How were they supposed to continue on without Him?
So they huddled together. Maybe for comfort… maybe out of fear… maybe in hiding… And then…
Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.
With a mission. There was a reason Jesus stepped from His throne into a womb and onto a cross.
Not without strength. God placed all authority in His hands.
Not alone. The Father was always with Jesus.
Receive the Holy Spirit.
It’s Monday now, and we have been sent to bring hope to those who are without hope – To share light in the darkness. But we don’t have to manufacture this hope. The Life that is the Light of men has already instigated and instilled His hope in all who would share in His resurrection.
We are not alone.
He lives still to complete the mission His Father gave Him.
It’s Monday. What will you do now?