Then they remembered His words

Luke 24:1-8, “On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ Then they remembered His words.”

Do you ever have one of those moments? You hear your mom or dad’s voice echoing in your head and suddenly it all makes sense? I was looking straight into the eyes of my son, telling him why he couldn’t drive his car to the prom, when I heard my dad, “One day you’ll understand son why I think it is too dangerous.” Or the time in ministry when I felt overwhelmed with the hurts and needs of the people and couldn’t make my son’s ballgame. Again, my dad’s words flowed like a recording in my head, “One day son you’ll understand why I couldn’t make it to your game.”

As I grow older, the Bible becomes more and more real to me every day. God gave us an answer for every detail of our lives, we just have to remember it!

When Mary realized Jesus’ body was gone, she was devastated. The Angels appeared to her to remind her of what Jesus had told them…then they remembered His words. 

How many times do we encounter situations in our lives and make the wrong decision? How many times do we read the prophecies of the Bible and recognize its prudence for today? How many times are we at a crossroads in our lives and don’t know which way to go?

I’ve made it common practice in my own life when I am struggling for an answer or direction to simply “remember His words.” 

The Bible is an amazing tool and when used is a road map for our eternal success. I challenge you to study and remember His words through out your day in dealing with people, reacting to situations, and facing the tough issues of life.

 

 


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