The Surprising Lord
by Dr. Dan Sharp, Minister of Worship
If foresight were as easy as hindsight, we would all be so much wiser!
When Jesus talked about the coming of His kingdom, His followers had it pretty much figured out. It would be thus and so. When it did not turn out in accordance with their expectation, they could not figure out what He meant. The resurrection was a complete surprise to His followers; even though Jesus told them clearly that He would be arrested, crucified, buried, and rise again.
So much more was at stake than His simply coming back to life. During the forty days following the resurrection, Jesus appeared to His followers at various times and showed them from the Scriptures how He was the fulfillment and how everything fit together.
How grateful we are that the Lord spent time explaining to the disciples what His kingdom was about and the part they played in the kingdom, which lives today and includes each of us who name the name of Christ!
May you be one through whom the kingdom comes to those around you this day.