Wednesday Whisperings March 29, 2016

    March 30, 2016

The Reading:

When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.”    John 20:19

                 Denis Fremond

The Whispering:

“And the doors were locked for fear of the Jews.”
Who can relate? How often are we tempted to flee and shut out the world? This is exactly whet the disciples felt that day. Fear, anxiety, nerves; what are we going to do now?

Paradoxically, it is when we try to shut out the world that we often encounter the risen Lord. “Peace be with you,”  And in breathing on us, we are filled with that peace which passes all understanding. It was enough for the disciples; it is enough for us. Enough to return to the world to do the work God has given us to do.