Their Eyes Were Opened

Dear Sinners and Saints,


In an article some time back in the Denver Post, Mark Kiszla a local sports writer said, “The measure of a leader is how quickly the failures of yesterday can be forgotten to embrace the promise of tomorrow.” For whatever reason, I have kept that on my desktop so I could glance at it from time to time for several months now.


In the 24th chapter of Luke, the people are dwelling upon failure. Jesus has died. They are in grief. There is mention of hopelessness. Clearly as you read the start of this chapter, the people are looking back upon the failure of yesterday with no hope of a better tomorrow. “Then their eyes were opened and they recognized Jesus” (Luke 24:31) and “Then Jesus opened their minds to understanding the scriptures.” (Luke 24:45)


If we fill our thoughts with the failures of yesterday, we will never allow Jesus to “open” us up to the possibility of tomorrow. How do the failures of yesterday affect your life? The tomb is empty, and Jesus has “opened” the way to the promise of tomorrow. Let us embrace this risen Jesus!


See you on Sunday!


Still in one peace,


Pastor David J. Jensen

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