April 07 Mark 14: 27 – 42 Beyond trouble

Jesus, talks of Simon’s denial, the disciples being scattered, He knows Judas will betray him and yet despite this tells the disciples “after I am raised up, I will go before you to Galilee.” In the midst of the worst kind of selfish behaviour we see Jesus try to focus the disciples eyes on what he has told them ,on what will be the most significant and amazing part of his ministry.

His resurrection.

It is a common human reaction in the midst of unpleasantness or trouble to put ourselves first, despite our best intentions, to allow others to stand alone sometimes when they need us the most.

Focusing on Jesus and the resurrection is a corrective to focusing on ourselves it gives us confidence that God’s promises are true and that He goes before us today and each and every day.

Today’s Thought for the Day for Lent is from Emma

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