I was in a prayer group today in which we reflected on John 20:19-23. I smiled as I read,
That Sunday evening the disciples were meeting behind closed doors because they were afraid of the Jewish leaders. Suddenly, Jesus was standing there among them! ‘Peace be with you,’ he said.
It was the word “Suddenly” that got to me. Oh how I can relate to the disciples. Fretting, worrying, making plans, apparently without remembering that Jesus , son of God said He would never leave them or forsake them (or me or you for that matter!)
How often am I prone to say, “Wow, that was a God thing!” or “God sure showed up there!”? As if He isn’t doing “His thing” (being Creator and Sustainer of the Universe and everything and everyone in it) every moment of every day! I, like the disciples, give the impression that “Suddenly” God paid attention and got involved.
How very silly at best and how very theologically wrong at worst!
So grateful for God’s patience with me, His forgiveness and the gentle reminders He gives me.
Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Ephesians 3:20 NLT