April Devotion

Luke 24:1-12 – “He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ “Then they remembered his words.”

On a scale of 1 to 10 how would you score your memory?

Is it easy for you to remember certain items and not others? One thing I have been fortunate in doing is remembering a person’s name. I can meet an individual once, maybe twice, and then I can tell you their name. There are some who can remember anything, and at the same time there are those who do not remember one thing even though they may have heard it a dozen times.

As the men, as Luke calls them in our lesson, are greeted by the women who have come to the tomb they share with them these words, “Remember how he told you…”

Why did the men have to remind the women of Jesus’ words? And yet, wouldn’t they have to say the same thing to you or me? Why is it so easy for us to forget the things that God has said to us or done for us? Our God comes to you and me each day and grants us blessings beyond our understanding. I pray that we always remember the graciousness of our God.

– Pastor Mark E. Brodbeck