Many of us looked to 2020 as a big year. For many reasons. We set new vision. 20/20 vision to be exact. Our direction seemed clear. Plans in place.
Now, we may be scratching our heads wondering what in the world? Everything is upside down. We are feeling our way now through a fog of uncertainty. Nothing clear in sight.
2020 is a big year for our family. We have a senior in high school. We had made lots of plans to watch him play his last season of baseball, get ready for prom, celebrate graduation. It’s also the year I officially become a senior in May. 55! Whoop whoop! Bring on the senior discounts! LOL! And, we will celebrate our 30 year anniversary this summer one way or another. This scripture has never been more applicable. “Many are the plans of a person’s heart, it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” Proverbs 19:21
Out of curiosity I searched 20:20 scriptures this morning. Right here as we prepare for Easter, look at what I found.
After the tomb was discovered empty, the disciples were behind locked doors because they were afraid. Like many of us today. Locked behind doors and afraid during this pandemic. Everything was upside down. They were in a fog of uncertainty. Nothing was clear.
Jesus appears to them. Resurrected! His first words were “Peace be with you.” Then look at John 20:20 – “As he spoke, he showed them the wounds in his hands and his side. They were filled with joy when they saw the Lord!”
We too can be filled with joy because of Jesus! Crucified in our place. With scars in his hands and side. For our sins.
Resurrected so that we too may live. Forgiven. Forever.
His presence is with us while we are safe at home or wherever we go. When our plans are disrupted or delayed. When we can’t see clearly through uncertainty.
He spoke once again to the disciples “Peace be with you.”
He still speaks peace to our hearts today.
2020, you may look so very different than anything we could have imagined. But, we can walk confidently through it knowing that we have the presence and the peace of a resurrected Savior.
Happy Easter, my friends!