Matthew 28: 1-3
Ever been in an earthquake? The worst I’ve ever experienced happened when I was a student living in Toronto. I felt the apartment shake. The plates rattled and the floor shook, but then I went on with the day.
My guess is your day didn’t start with an earthquake (at least I hope not). It probably started like any normal day.
Just like Mary’s day according to Matthew 28:1. “Early in the morning, as the new day was dawning, Mary…went out.”
But it wasn’t just another day. The earth shook. Then there was an angel. And the grave was empty.
And there was news: Jesus isn’t dead. He’s very much alive.
Unlike my earthquake experience, Mary couldn’t go on with just a normal day.
Think about it: how would you have reacted if you were there? I mean you just can’t ignore a big earthquake. And the reports of a dead man walking are at least…interesting. And for many, the reality of Jesus’s resurrection became life altering.
It should be that way for us too.
Sure it’s Tuesday. But this isn’t just any other day. We’re living in the age of a resurrected Saviour.
I know you don’t know exactly what that means. But neither did Mary. She wrestled with it deeply, and it changed her life.
So this Tuesday – don’t make it just another day.
Jesus is alive. Let that disturb your routine. Even your routine thinking. Just the way a significant earthquake itself might.
Because when Jesus came back, he came back for you.
Belong – Because you can belong before you believe.
What disruptions have positively impacted your life before? How might Jesus’ invitation positively disrupt your week? Or your life?
Believe – Because those who belong often start to believe.
How could a change in who you’re trusting in change your life?
Become – Because everyone who believes can become someone new.
To what extent are you trapped by the ‘this is just another day’ routine so many Christians are caught in? What claim might a resurrected Saviour make on your day?
Dear God, thank you that this is not just another Tuesday. Thank you for coming back for me again today. Help me to figure out what that means for me. I ask this in Jesus’ name, Amen.
– by Carey Nieuwhof