As we finish with our Easter celebrations, hopefully find all the eggs, and start to put away the decorations, we start to look forward to the future. It’s so easy to focus on one day. Lent leads to Easter Sunday. Holy Week leads to Easter Sunday. But there is more, so much more.
Even as Jesus prepared for his crucifixion, He tried to tell His disciples that Easter was only the beginning. He told them they would scatter, so they knew He expected it. Then Jesus told them that they needed to meet Him in Galilee after the Resurrection. We’ve already heard how they completely missed all of that.
The thing I find interesting today, however, is that Jesus has not only forgiven them before they flee, but that He has plans for a new start. This new start will begin in the same place it did before. Jesus collected his apostles to start the work of His ministry in Galilee. He returns there to remind them of their role now. Everything has changed, but nothing has changed. Their role as workers for the Kingdom is the same. But, now, the message is much bigger.
We have come through Easter. We have laid our sins upon the cross, and Jesus has taken them willingly, and is already looking to our future. Will you go to Galilee? Can you start again?
Jesus is waiting.