Waiting for joy

My daughter’s best friend last fall

There are times when we must wait for joy. When the time is right it will appear!

John 7: 25-30 (ESV)

25 Some of the people of Jerusalem therefore said, “Is not this the man whom they seek to kill? 26 And here he is, speaking openly, and they say nothing to him! Can it be that the authorities really know that this is the Christ? 27 But we know where this man comes from, and when the Christ appears, no one will know where he comes from.” 28 So Jesus proclaimed, as he taught in the temple, “You know me, and you know where I come from. But I have not come of my own accord. He who sent me is true, and him you do not know. 29 I know him, for I come from him, and he sent me.” 30 So they were seeking to arrest him, but no one laid a hand on him, because his hour had not yet come.

Jesus came to fill the hopes of the Jewish nation for Messiah. While watching “The Chosen” episode 2 last night, I realized how the Jewish custom of “shabbat” (as re-enacted by the superb cast), was a sacred time of remembrance. This peaceful time, resting from daily work, was celebrated in the presence of Jesus. He is the ONE capable of doing all the significant work for spiritual deliverance. They had not yet discovered his role as Christ, but felt honored to be in the presence of the Rabbi.

What a wonderful Lord we have to open up heaven for us. He allows us to cast our cares upon Him because He cares for us (1 Peter 5:7). Not only does His sacrifice make us right with God but also provides “eternal life” , when we receive Him as Lord.

Today, for us-our world has slowed down significantly. Do we rest and bask in the peace and presence of our Savior?- Teresa #thebattlebelongstotheLORD #myjoycomplete #thechosen

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