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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Word-Filled Wednesday ~#25~ 4/20/11 ~ There's ONE in Every Crowd

There's ONE in Every Crowd

PASSAGE: "On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. In their fright the women bowed down w/their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, 'Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; He has risen! Remember how He told you, while He was still with you in Galilee: "The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again."' Then they remembered His words.

"When they came back from the tomb, they told all these things to the eleven and to all the others. It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the others with them who told this to the apostles. But they did not believe the women, bec
ause their words seemed to them like nonsense. Peter, however, got up and ran to the tomb. Bending over, he saw . . . " ~Luke 24:1-12


"There's ONE in every crowd."

"It only takes ONE to lead."

Where would we be without those people in our lives who encouraged us to be different from the crowd? Even the best "crowds" can get something wrong &, bless His Name, the Lord is so good to put ONE person in the mix to bring sanity or belief or calm to the situation. And I enjoy it most when God decides to use someone who has "foot-in-mouth disease" & usually says the wrong thing at the wrong time (like most of us - like me) & gives them the holy will to stand up for truth. Some will listen & believe &, sadly, some won't.

The disciples & the women who were with Jesus loved Him & KNEW He was/is the One & only Lamb of God, sacrificed for our sins. They were in deep, deep mourning because they had thought Jesus' reign would come to fruition with a far better ending. So, no one could blame the women if they came back with wild & wonderful tales of Jesus having been raised from the dead! But to try to convince the disciples & others who had been THERE, had watched Jesus suffer & die, had watched Him being placed in the tomb, seen the huge stone rolled into place & a Roman guard threatening anyone who might come to take the Body away . . . "But they did not believe the women, because their words seemed to them like nonsense." What sick joke was this? Or had they lost their minds in their grief?

But there's always ONE.

Peter ~ even though he had just denied
his Lord, even though Jesus had looked Him in the eye when that rooster crowed and those precious, loving eyes had convicted Peter of his guilt like nothing else ~ Peter grasped at the hope of "What if . . .?" He RAN to the tomb! He witnessed the cloths laying empty . . . and he knew . . . and he told.

Let's tell others who will tell others . . . who will tell others . . . who will tell others . . . it starts with one.

Come & join Nancy at A Country Mom & I, if you are not already participating! Each Wednesday, we dig into the Word of God & share what we are leaning. All you have to do is share a passage you have read during your devotions, share the lesson you have learned from the Lord & then connect with others who are doing the same & comment on their blogs. Let's learn from the Lord & each other.

Happy Easter Blessings from Ohio . . . Kim<><

1 comment:

  1. Great word Kim! Thanks for sharing aned blessings to you.


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