Amazing Difference

Scripture reading

On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” After He said this, He showed them His hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.
–John 20:19-20

Thought of the Day

Do you know the difference between a million and a billion? I’m sure you do, but let me help you understand the difference in terms of time. A million seconds is 11.57 days. A billion seconds is 31.7 years. When I read this it surprised me at first. It is an amazing difference.
You know what else is an amazing difference? I bet you can figure it out by reading our scripture for today. Of course I am talking about the difference in the crucifixion on Friday and the Resurrection on Easter Sunday. Can you even begin to imagine how different the disciples felt? Can you imagine how different Mary and the other women felt? How about you? Do you feel different?


Risen Lord, with You, I am different. Amen.

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