Post-Holiday Blues

Jesus with his disciples on the Sea of Galilee...
Jesus with his disciples on the Sea of Galilee, Ernst Georg Bartsch, 1967 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them. And when they saw him, they worshipped him. . . (Matthew 28:16,17)

Today, the day after Resurrection Day 2012, school buses on their way to collect children, compete with cars driven by people headed off to work. I suppose, if things are similar in other homes as mine, the kitchen floor could use a good cleaning and there are lots of clothes to be washed as well as a few dishes missed yesterday. Dinner tonight is left overs from yesterday’s meal. So many things to occupy our thoughts each day, I suppose there is little time left for some sort of Holiday Blues to set in.

There was a different sort of activity set before the disciples on the day after the first Resurrection Day. Imagine the surprise, the delight, when Mary announces that the Lord is in fact alive. Not only that, He will meet them all in Galilee. Imagine the clamor as the disciples pack up and head out. It’s not a short way to go, either. No car to drive, no bus or train to take. Walk or ride are two options available. The only two. With somewhere around 80 to 100 miles to cover, the disciples would have been eager to begin their journey. How long did it take them? What did they think about during the journey?

Three days or four, dusty roads, threatened with bandits, plagued by thirst and hunger, anxious to I suppose and certainly tired—even exhausted. Finally they arrive at the mountain where they’d been appointed Apostles of the Lord Y’shuaJesus. “And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted.”

Some doubted? What did Y’shuaJesus look like to them? The two disciples on the road to amaoz didn’t recognize Him until they broke bread with Him. Was that true of some at the reunion on the mountain in Galilee? Can we blame them for doubting? Where they doubting Him or themselves?

Will we know Y’shuaJesus, will we recognize Him when we see Him face to face? I pray so!

Lord Bless, Keep, Shine. . .

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