The day after is just as important as, “THE DAY”, meaning Christmas day. The day after the disciples are depressed, Jesus is dead, buried, the Roman’s are still in change of their world. When history proves itself it should give us hope, especially when He told them there was more history coming, but how easily we get caught up in the drama of THE DAY, making us feel hopeless. It should be easier for us who have all the history pinned down in the most powerful book ever written, the Bible. We can read how God continued to fulfill His promises, all of them to the tee as we journey in our days after.
Let me just add this, there is a time for mourning, grieving, feeling hopeless, that is why the day after is important. It shows us how frail our faith is, no matter our station in life. To have walked side by side with Jesus for three years, hearing over and over truth, being shown daily He was God in the flesh, all His promises would come true. One would think the disciples would have the strongest faith of anyone, yet the day after made them doubtful and fearful and fall into despair.
On this day after, Covid is still killing people. Businesses are lost, jobs are gone, families are tore apart, most of our leaders are not making wise choices, they are driven by greed and pride. How could our country come back and be a better country after all its been through?
I love a song by the Martin’s titles, The Promise, especially this line, “And my love will be the anchor that you can hold onto, This is the promise I made to you. ”
I am holding tight to His love for me, not my love for Him, for mine is frail. Just let a hard trial come my way that I cannot control or change you will see how frail it is.
So I will cling to II Cor. 5: 14 For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died for all , therefore all died, and He died for all so that they who live might no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf.
II Cor. 4:16 -18 Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner is being renewed day by day. For momentary light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparsion while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
Where is your faith on this day after?