by Randy Chambers, 2014-12-21
Luke 24:11, NIV: But they did not believe the women, because their
words seemed to them like nonsense.
One of the greatest moments in history had taken place. Jesus had risen as He said He would. It was the best news a follower of His could hear--and somehow, the most difficult to believe. The disciples, still in shock from Christs crucifixion, could
not believe their ears at the news of the women. "Their words seemed to them like
nonsense. One might wonder why it is so much easier to believe the bad over
the good; to remain in despair when hope is present. What drives us to accept defeat
when great victory is at hand? When faced with difficult times or decisions, do we believe
that with God all things are possible? Or do we hear the words of God through
others and turn away in disbelief? How many times will the Spirit lead us, only for the
truth to seem to us like so much nonsense? It is a shame how often Gods supernatural
way is dismissed in favor of mans common reasoning. There is always hope.