The Day After

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?

8 thoughts on “The Day After

  1. Oh wow, this was so good, Betty! That day after can sure be a doozy! Just thinking of how lost the disciples felt the day after pricks my heart. That’s where hope can be lost or held on to with all our might. I pray we all choose to hang in there! Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

  2. I’m going to look that song up. I love the Martins. I’m not sure if I’ve heard it before. Holding on to your promises shows great strength, Betty! I admire that in you, my friend! Thank you for being an inspiration! 🤗😀

  3. I just listened to that song on YouTube. Oh my goodness, it brought tears to my eyes! What a powerful song! I’ve never heard it before. Thank you for sharing it! 💜🎁

  4. ‘It shows us how frail our faith is…’. I have been there, asking if I even had faith in the first place if the storms can shake me that hard. Felt like ‘after’ was stretching so much further than it should.
    But today, my faith is on the mend. The plan is to get it deeper/properly rooted so that it is not tossed about by the wind and the waves.
    The verses are a beautiful reminder of where to keep our focus.

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