Monday, April 5, 2021

The Day After...

Do you remember much about the day after your husband's funeral?

I sure don't. There is this one picture in my mind of the refrigerator door swinging open. It's so jam packed with food you cannot slide one more slice of pizza in there, or a pie, or casserole...nothing! I could hardly see any light shining from the light bulb, it was so packed. It was a Monday and the kids stayed home from school. We just needed some space. I don't even know if relatives were still in my house or not...

Was it a blur for you too?

The day after Easter...

With all that Jesus and his followers had been through---the crucifixion and resurrection---Jesus enduring and victorious in both, and his followers exposed to both in one degree or another, I've been caught up with wonder at how utterly humane and normal it is that in the biblical record, nothing much happened on the Monday after Easter.  

Plenty of wonders happened before Christ ascended into Heaven. But the day after the tombstone got rolled away... it's like Scripture was blank. It was time to take a breather. Can you imagine the emotions the disciples and women must have still been processing? Of course they were rejoicing and filled with faith and joy once they believed. But word was still getting out. Not everyone knew. And once they knew, would they instantly believe? Many were grieving, confused and fearful.

How are you doing? Do you need some room to breathe? Time for some rest? A margin in the notebook of your daily life? Jesus Christ understands. He was human and God at the same time.  Now He stands in Heaven, waiting to help us when we call on him.

This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin. So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most. Hebrews 4:15,16

The day after...whether you come boldly confident, walking on your own two feet, limping, crawling, or carried by friends, just come---that's bold enough. There's mercy to receive and all the grace that we need, no matter how empty our heart is, how jammed the refrigerator, or how confused and frightened we feel.  

"Come boldly to the throne..."

I must admit that I don't always feel all that bold and it's nice to know that friends are helping me pray. So maybe today I can pay it forward and help you. Can I pray for you today? Email me with your prayer request at 

Or leave a comment on the line below, it's always great to see comments! Everyone else can enjoy them too.  

I won't be able to reply this week, so don't be disappointed if you don't hear back from me, but I will pray for you. Have a blessed week everyone, ❤ ferree

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