Thursday, April 9, 2009

"What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad?" Lk 24:16

What manner of communications have you today? These disciples walking on this fateful journey were discouraged, and sad; how is it with you? As they walked along this road they discussed the recent events that had taken place in Jerusalem, they were not conversing about how the shedding of blood had just taken place, and now they have an eternal salvation and remission of sins, instead they were sad! The most important events of all history had just taken place, God himself became a man and bore the sins of mankind on the cross, and now he was come back from the dead justifying the faith of all those who trust in him; but the disciples are sad. Friend, understand without a shadow of a doubt, that when our faith grows weak concerning the resurrection of our Blessed Redeemer, we will be in despair. " If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable" 1 Cor. 15:19. The resurrection is the very bedrock of our faith, and salvation. These disciples had not quite gotten the full concept of this principle yet, and therefore they were sad. They had been told that Mary had been to the tomb and saw the Angels and even got to see Christ briefly, and how Peter and John had a footrace down there and saw the stone rolled away and the body gone, but they were not sure what to make of these reports. What a wonderful opportunity we have at this season, as our hearts and minds tend to linger around the resurrection, to study it out, study it well, and gain all the insight and faith we need to carry us on in this life. We can be sure that our peace and joy both revolve around this wonderful subject, and we would be well advised to learn and love this subject, for wihtin it is the very key to salvation!

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