Readings: Exodus 15:1-18, 1 Corinthians 15:55-58, Matthew 28:1-20
Awesome in Glory!
Jesus is the Lion and the Lamb. He is the King and the servant. The Lamb is gentle and mighty. He showed us how to be fierce and protective, and He showed us how to be calm and content. Our King showed us how to be in charge and how to serve intimately. Most astonishingly, He showed the Father’s love and suffered death for us, providing eternal hope. Not only does Jesus show us how to live, He tells us. For example, Jesus said in Matthew 28 that we should make disciples and teach “them to obey everything I have commanded you.”  Certainly, if we’re going to teach others, we better know His Words. Seems like every time I study the Word I learn something new. You, too? He showed us how to be successful in the extremes of life. In addition, we see how to walk in love on a regular day with no drama. What if we recognized we were yoked to Jesus and walked so closely with Him that we saw what moved Him? We might notice a friend that needs encouraging, a family that needs food, an overworked policeman or a stressed teacher. Is there pain in someone’s eyes, or hopelessness in a heart that we can help? In short, if we are going to walk in the love and light of the resurrection, now is the time to get moving. You may see Jesus beside you as a roaring Lion leading you through a tough situation, or a humble Lamb, inviting you to rest with Him in a beautifully quiet place. During extremes or calm days, God knows our every need and chooses to walk hand-in-hand with us. So, we sing to our victorious Lord with the Israelites in Exodus 15, “Who is like you – majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders?” Awesome in Easter glory – the Lord worked the ultimate wonder for us! Resurrection excitement and joy to you! – Tracy