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My name is Meredith, and I am the mother of two awesome boys; the wife of a fantastic husband; the band director for 100 students in grades 5 - 12 in a small community in Maine; and a follower of Christ. This blog is a place for me to reflect on what the Lord is teaching me.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Blogging Through the Gospels: Matthew 27, part 2

Well, I really didn't know where the Lord was going with this, but once again, He held me in His arms, and gave me exactly what I needed.  I am so blessed to be "blogging through the gospels" with Amy, from Mom's Toolbox.  Please join us.  It will change you!!

Reading: Matthew 27: 27 - 66


51 At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split 52 and the tombs broke open. The bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. 53 They came out of the tombs after Jesus’ resurrection and[e] went into the holy city and appeared to many people.


I don't think that I had ever noticed verse 52 before.
It is just amazing to me!
How could the people still doubt after that??  "Oh yeah, I just saw Abraham on the street."
How deep the deception must have been for the Pharisees and Saducees to still maintain that Jesus was nothing more than a crazy person, trying to stir up trouble.  Or-- they were so trapped in their own pride. Their fear of being wrong -- the implications of being THE ONES TO CRUCIFY THE MESSIAH must have been too great to accept.


I think that the application of this verse to my life right now is that God can do ANYTHING.

We are looking at a place to rent this morning.  It is a little bit more than the top end of our budget.  I am just so worried that we are going to step out of His will because we won't wait for Him to lead us.  But at the same time I am worried that our (read: MY) caution and trying to be sure is going make us miss the place that God DOES have for us.

Reading that many who were dead came back to life, and appeared to people in the city, is much more astonishing and powerful than finding a place to live.

The same God that raised them from the dead is caring for us, and providing for our needs.  And more than that-- HE is the one who is SENDING us back.  I can have complete and utter confidence in my Savior, My God.


Oh, my Gracious God...
Can there be any better way to start the day?
Thank you for the reminder of your POWER, your Purpose, your PLAN.
Help me to rest in the knowledge that You are WHO YOU SAY YOU ARE, and that I.....  a frail, prideful, stubborn (at times) woman,  am yours.



Beth Zimmerman said...

Isn't it cool how we can read the same verses and come away with so many wonderful (unique to us) messages!

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