Jo Len Everhart (Idaho)
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Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! - Luke 24:5-6 (NIV)
When we look at the first Easter, we see that everyone except Jesus had expectations that were not fulfilled. Peter expected to remain loyal to Jesus. King Herod expected Jesus to perform a miracle. Pilate expected the mob to free Jesus rather than Barabbas. (See Luke 22–23.) The Jewish leaders...
"When I became a parent, I struggled to find God within the chaotic world where I now lived. I was used to contemplative prayer, to silence and service and listening for God’s still, small voice in quiet, hidden spaces. Suddenly none of my life felt quiet or hidden – it was all loud, messy, and exposed." Discover more.