One of the first things Jesus did after His resurrection was to go looking for the disciples who'd failed Him so badly. "Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord. (vv. 19-21). Among the group was Peter, who'd walked on water, whose hands had distributed miracle food to five thousand hungry people, who'd witnessed Moses and Elijah standing next to Jesus on the Mount of Transfiguration. Big, bold, brave Peter who said, "Though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples." (Matthew 26:35). He wasn't the only one as all the other disciples vowed the same. Yet the record reads, "And they all forsook him, and fled." (Mark 14:50). Saint John, Saint Andrew, and Saint James—all guys depicted on the stained glass windows of churches worldwide—abandoned Jesus when He needed them most. Yet when He rose from the dead, He never once brought it up. Instead: "He showed them His wounded hands (John 20:20). Why? To let them know He loved them in spite of their failure. Instead of disowning them, He said, ". . . as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you." (v. 21). Today He's saying the same to you!
"Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved." (Psalm 55:22)
Trust in the Lord, O son of righteousness, for He is worthy of your esteem. He is infinitely capable of caring for your needs and will always work even the most difficult of situations for benefit. Cast all your cares upon Him for He will be faithful to deliver you. Stand ever in your righteous hope in Christ and you shall not be moved.
Week #35 Schedule for reading the Bible
This schedule will take the Bible student through the Bible in one year. Just click on the text to read and get started today.
Sunday: (Law) Numbers 4-6
Monday: (History) 1 Chronicles 10-14
Tuesday: (Psalms) Psalms 99-101
Wednesday: (Poetry) Proverbs 19
Thursday: (Prophecy) Hosea 1-7
Friday: (Gospels) John 7-9
Saturday: (Letters) 1 Timothy 4-6