Chapter-a-Day Luke 24

Behind the wardrobe. But now some of our women have completely confused us. Early this morning they were at the tomb and couldn't find his body. They came back with the story that they had seen a vision of angels who said he was alive. Luke 24:22-23 (MSG)

In C.S. Lewis' classic tale, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, the eldest Pevensie children are completely confused by their sister's story about visiting a magical land through the back of the wardrobe. In their minds, the story was preposterous and they completely dismissed it. The old professor asks them about the character of their sister, if she is given to fantastic stories. They soon learn that their sister was, indeed, telling the truth.

Jesus followers had a similar reaction to the Pevensie children when women returned from the tomb talking about visions of angels and a risen Jesus. I've experienced the same reaction from family and friends when I have spoken or done what God has prompted within me. It was utter nonsense to them and, in their minds, I was a fool.

Believing that the impossible is, in fact, possible is a hallmark of those who follow Jesus. We, who live by faith and not by sight.

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One thought on “Chapter-a-Day Luke 24”

  1. 13-16That same day two of them were walking to the village Emmaus, about seven miles out of Jerusalem. They were deep in conversation, going over all these things that had happened. In the middle of their talk and questions, Jesus came up and walked along with them. But they were not able to recognize who he was.
    I wonder if Jesus or an angel has walked beside me and I was unaware. There is a pretty good chance. It makes me think about the people I interact with each day and whether people can see Christ through me or if I am a rude, uninterested interaction for them. I pray that I can be more aware.

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