Triumph of Hope: Week 1, Friday

Picture this: you are taking a walk with a friend, and a stranger joins your company. You are discussing a difficult situation and the stranger asks if he may join the conversation. He seems acquainted with the facts and astutely offers compelling wisdom and suggests a possible course of action. You both are amazed and say so. Then he systematically breaks down the cues you missed and the opportunities you squandered until you both realize the answer was there all the time. Jesus does this a lot in our lives, as he did for the disciples on the Emmaus Road. Read it for yourself in Luke 24.

[Jesus] He said to them, “How foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that he prophets have spoken! Did not the Christ have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?” And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself. (Luke 24:25-27)

Jesus you are the bread of life;

broken for us that we might have life.

Open our eyes to see you at the table,

and teach us to know the Scriptures.

We long to have our hearts overcome with your word! Amen.

Share: Share with a friend a time when you did not see how God was working at the time, but saw it afterwards.

Encourage: Encourage someone to look beyond their current situation. God may be working in them, but cannot see it yet.

Inventory: Take a moment to reflect how you can continually look for how God is working through you.

 

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