Don’t Wonder, Be in Wonder By Michelle Pohl (Part One)

Cameron prayed so hard to get accepted into a particular college yet the letter begins, “We regret to inform you.” He wondered, “What did I miss?” Mia is overwhelmed with loneliness and a bit of doubt as her friends tease her for attending youth group instead of the party. They had always gone to youth group together, she wondered, “Am I making the right choice?” Maybe you were a teen like me and come from a broken home, and you wonder, “Jesus where are you?”

 

As Mary entered the hollow grave, her body began to shake, and fear pulsed through veins. Stricken with despair her voice echoed, “JESUS WHERE ARE YOU?!” Doubt grieved her aching heart. He eyes swelled with tears. Heart was pounding inside her chest. She came to find Him but He was not there. She wondered, “Where is my Jesus?” Maybe, Like Mary you know Jesus but feel so alone, you’re trying to reach out to Him and in your desperation you scream, “FATHER WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?!” Yet you hear nothing. Questions compile in your head and you begin to wonder.

 

Luke 24:1-12 NIV

1 On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. 2 They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3 but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 While they were WONDERING about this…

 

Two day prior they physically saw Jesus’ body lay in the tomb, three days prior they saw His body crucified. Yet they instantly began to wonder! Wondering in v4 means – perplexed – to be in doubt – surprised and confused so much so they are unsure how to react. Do you wonder? I wonder at times? I see a situation that seems hopeless and even my glimmer of hope is taken away. I become stricken with fear, do you?

 

Suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. 5 In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why Do You Look for the Living among the Dead? 6 HE IS NOT HERE; HE HAS RISEN! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: 7 ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ” 8 THEN THEY REMEMBERED HIS WORDS.

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