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Old 04-20-2021, 06:23 AM   #1
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A Dark Sabbath
John 19:31-42
Just as Christ once rested in the stern of a boat through a raging storm, He rested in the tomb as storms raged within His disciples. A day after Jesus’ death, fear, doubt, and grief must have cycled endlessly through their minds. Memories of their lives with Him must have played there too: how it felt to stand upon a rolling sea, to feed thousands with a few loaves of bread, or to see Lazarus’ burial clothes heaped in the dirt. No doubt their hearts grew sick with confusion as they contemplated these things.
The disciples’ feeble faith shouldn’t surprise us, because if we’re honest, we see it in ourselves. The “little of faith,” as Jesus often called them, failed to believe or remember things the Lord said of Himself—that He’d lay down His life and take it up again. Had His followers faithfully held these things in their hearts, that Sabbath day might have been a time of joyful anticipation.
At times in our lives, God may seem absent, but ultimately we know that He will never leave us (Heb. 13:5). And unlike the disciples, we’ll never experience the dark prospect of a failed Savior. But many times we forget the promises of God. In the face of uncertainty, how frequently do we turn to a “do-it-yourself” Christianity to fix our problems?
Too often we look no further than our own solutions, when what we need is the wonder-working power of Christ’s resurrection and a posture of humility as we wait on Him. If we are willing to wait through the darkness of night, we can rest in knowing that morning will surely come.
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Old 04-20-2021, 06:32 AM   #2
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Old 04-20-2021, 07:13 AM   #3
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Thanks Bill. Too much I try to do it all on my own. It turns into a battle against ourselves, which shouldn’t be.
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Old 04-20-2021, 07:14 AM   #4
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Old 04-20-2021, 11:23 AM   #5
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My wife and I had a conversation similar to this after our morning prayers today. Good message to remember.
Thanks for posting this Bill!

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Old 04-20-2021, 02:26 PM   #6
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The disciples doubted in that day! We all have doubts in our lives. Overcoming those doubts is a lifetime challenge for everyone. We just need to give our lives to God, nothing doubting.
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Old 04-21-2021, 07:17 AM   #7
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Thanks Bro. Bill
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Old 04-21-2021, 08:00 AM   #8
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God provides his love and power in our lives, we don’t give him credit or the faith that goes with it.
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Old 04-21-2021, 05:38 PM   #9
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Old 04-21-2021, 05:46 PM   #10
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