On Palm Sunday, as we celebrated Jesus' triumphant entry into the city, I want to share a photo. And this week we walked with Jesus - this last week. The disciples did not know what they were about to face. We don't know what we are to face. Many do not realize where they are and what is happening. Oh but God.
The disciples were about to face a new normal. A time without the physical Jesus but a time with a so much stronger Jesus- the new normal. But before they could get to the new normal, they had to go through pain, fear, dread as they witnessed the crime against Jesus, the crucifixion, the death. And this day, their pain.
What are you going through? What new thing is being birthed out of a dead thing? What are you afraid of? Oh, there is nothing that cannot be faced because of Jesus and his work on the cross. You are not alone. You do not walk this alone- because of Jesus. Yes, something is changing. Changes happen; but you can indeed walk your new normal because of Jesus.
Celebrate the love that is yours. God loves you so much that he gave his son to take all your dysfunctional behaviors, your crazy sin issues so that you could walk in peace with your new normal. enough for now. for now.