In the mind of a follower.
It is Easter Sunday and I woke up, lost in my thoughts as usual. I wonder what it must have been like to be Jesus Christ, scorned and mocked as he died.
I remember the followers of Christ especially Peter, most especially their thoughts as the events unfolded.
Remember, it is still Sunday, the women have not yet discovered that the tomb is empty.
My mind wonders to the followers of Christ and those that believed in him, this includes Judas.
Even though, Jesus had told them that he would be betrayed and killed, there was still this belief that it would not happen. Judas thought Jesus would do a Rambo and beat death.That was why he could not live with himself after the death of Christ.
Is it not the same Jesus? He raised the dead, he healed the sick, he made the lame walk and the blind to see, he will perform a miracle and redeem himself.
Judas had that belief, he did not think Jesus would die.
Let us imagine what it was like for the other followers of Christ.
Come on Jesus, do something, do not let them ridicule you like this,
Unless you are really not who you claim to be.
Imagine the hopelessness, as Jesus uttered the words "It is finished".
The followers snuck out of the scene, dejected.
What just happened? The guy died without putting up.any fight.
Maybe he was a fraud.
Son of God my foot! He was man all along, they thought to themselves because that is what their human eyes could see.
This is the way our fans and followers act when we let them down, when they are disappointed at what we do, when we are no longer popular, when we fail. They sneak out, regretting that they believed in us.
Like Peter, who was one of the greatest supporters of Christ, they will doubt and deny you.
There is always room for resurrection, today Christ rises to take his pkace as the King.
May this Easter resurrect everything that is dead in you.
May your spiritual resurrection be made manifest in the physical.