They Couldn’t Forget Him
This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.
We don’t know where the disciples went when they fled the garden, but we do know what they took: a memory. They took a heart-stopping memory of a man who called himself no less than God in the flesh. And they couldn’t get Him out of their minds. Try as they might to lose Him in the crowd, they couldn’t forget Him.
If they saw a leper, they thought of His compassion.
If they heard a storm, they would remember the day He silenced one.
If they saw a child, they would think of the day He held one.
And if they saw a lamb being carried to the temple, they would remember His face streaked with blood and his eyes flooded with love.
No, they couldn’t forget Him. As a result, they came back. And, as a result, the church of our Lord began with a group of frightened men in an upper room.
Max Lucado, Six Hours One Friday
What is it that we remember about our first encounter with Christ? The first time Jesus spoke to my heart I was about 6 years old in a service at the camp meeting in Hanford.
Do we remember the first Sunday School song? The first one I remember is The Wise Man Built his House upon a Rock.
Do we remember a lesson from Sunday School? One lesson that has always stuck with me is based on Ezekiel 33:13-20; if you are saved and sin – all the good you did doesn’t mean anything because of the sin, and if you sin and ask forgiveness –all the wickedness is forgotten because the mercy of God. You can’t expect a pile of good to balance out sin.. nor will a pile of sin be more than the forgiving power of God.
Do you remember a verse from the Bible? Matthew 6:22-23 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!
The part of the verse ‘if the light be dark how great is the darkness’ if someone has seen the precious light of God and turns away, that light becomes darkness and like being in the light and turning off the lights at night the difference between the light and dark is so great.
Lord, help us always remember your goodness and blessings to us.
Trust God for your day…Today