Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings”, he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”Matthew 28:9-10
Suddenly is a characteristic of Jesus. In the Gospels we often read of Jesus suddenly doing things, like: “When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, ‘Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.‘” (Luke 19:1-10)
In an instant, at the call of Jesus, Zacchaeus changed from a greedy person to a philanthropist. When Jesus suddenly does something, He wants us to know that what was before is over, something new now exists. By His power, something has eternally changed.
As Christians, when we pray, we know that Father God loves us (John 16:27) We know we are not here in this world as orphans (John 14:8). We know we’ve been given the Holy Spirit (John 14:16). We know that all authority has been given to Jesus, our Lord (Matthew 28:18). Therefore, we know that, just as with Jeremiah, the triune God (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) is for us and not against us. (Jeremiah 29:11)
Therefore, with this profound knowledge that Jesus is the Son of God, we need to keep our spiritual ears open. We dare not miss Him when He calls us. Only He knows what eternally good intent He has for us!
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