Imagine if you can,
walking, working, laughing learning
and daily investing three plus years of your life in the life of another.
Coming to where you are now willing to believe
that the person you are with actually is the long awaited Messiah.
Then you watch him die a horrible death,
rejected by the religious leaders of your time
and crucified by the enemy you hoped he would defeat!
Now you wait in defeat, wondering what to do next?
Will the Jewish leaders come for you next?
Will you ever trust someone again like you did trust Jesus?
What was the last three years really about?
What a waste.
We know that Sunday is coming
and we know the "rest of the story"
but the disciples didn't.
Try to put yourself in their shoes (sandals) today.
If you get somewhat close to their despair
tomorrow will take on a whole new meaning for you.
Have a great Easter.