Andy Moore looks at the life-changing encounters people had with Jesus during his last days and how through those meetings we can reshape our understanding of hope for the world, hope for the grief we feel, and hope for the future.
So this week, we’re going take a look at a few of those encounters and see how meeting with Jesus has the power to reshape our understandings of hope for the world, hope for the grief we feel, and hope for the future.
So many of us base our lives on faint shadows of the way things really are. And I want to ask whether you have encountered the risen Jesus in your life, whether you have encountered a hope which even death cannot overcome.
Many are asking whether COVID-19 is God’s judgment on the earth. But the fullness of God’s judgment already fell on Jesus, at the top of a mountain we could never climb, called Calvary.
When God resurrected Jesus, it showed that He was on Jesus’ side vindicating the way He lived and died, but also on our side. God is not just able to comfort us in our suffering, God has protested powerfully against our suffering and won.
Make it personal:
How has your perception of human fragility and vulnerability changed in the past two months?
What difference does it make to how we live our lives knowing that God has “protested powerfully against our suffering and won”?