Left with peace, not alone.

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Jesus to his disciples ahead of his crucifixion: 

“I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.” John 14:18

I’ve been thinking about Easter Sunday. 

And how like, I want to make sure I don’t lose sight of the warmth of the Easter-Sunday, Jesus-qualified hope of not being left alone.

I want to make sure that in the aftermath of the Good-Friday death of the King –

the King I’ve come to adore through my reading of the stories of his astounding *life* –

stories set 2000 (+ some) odd years ago,

that I don’t lose sight of the relevance of him to my present, too. 

Do you relate?

In the face of all the things that aren’t right (of which there are many)-

of all the brokenness that we long to see eventually made *fully* right as we know has been promised,

I hope that we don’t subsequently miss what *was* revealed the moment Jesus showed himself risen:

His presence is not still laying dormant in a tomb. 

We have *not* been left.

It would seem that ahead of his death, Jesus felt it important that his disciples knew that. I feel like in the face of the brokenness our times are revealing, we need to know that – that we have not been forgotten. 

I think sometimes I forget this – even as I celebrate Easter Sunday, and Jesus being raised to life, I forget the implications of that in my *present* moment, too.

He was raised back to life after death, and as such, he, right now, endures through our present, *whatever* that entails, too. 

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” 

[Jesus to his disciples ahead of his crucifixion]

John 14:27

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