June 3, 2016

"...Jesus came and stood among them and said to them,

'Peace be with you.'"

 

John 20:19

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This past Saturday, the day between Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday, I kept thinking about the disciples and how they felt.  Waiting in silence. Not knowing. Unsure. Questioning. All hopes shattered, broken to pieces like glass falling to the floor.  

 

Was this all a lie? Did he deceive us? What do we do now? Where do we go from here? Are we next? Is denial our best option? Our only option? Do we admit we were wrong? Will they forgive us our treason? 

 

Chaos.

Confusion.

Fear.

 

The bible doesn’t tell us much about what happened between the crucifixion and the resurrection. Each of the renderings in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John describe that period in a few sentences. Then they all make the shift by using one word. 

 

“Now….” - Matthew 28:1

“When…” - Mark 16:1

“But…” - Luke 24:1

“Now…” - John 20:1

 

Though little is mentioned, we can only imagine the time between what...

June 3, 2016

Our work at BetterDays is at its best on the trail, outside, taking in God's wide-open spaces and being put in our place. Odyssey is our trips that promote this perspective. These two men joined us a few years back and are telling their stories here. Come for a walk with us... go outside!

 

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