Disappointment appointment

DownloadedFileThe same multitude that hailed King Jesus on his triumphal entry into Jerusalem — in a matter of days, shouted “Crucify Him! Crucify Him!” And that scares me. I see myself in that crowd.

You see, it’s not all their fault. They were let down. They were disappointed. Here they went through all this effort, waving palm branches, throwing their garments on the ground, shouting “Hail the king!” — and that was dangerous! (Because it made them known enemies to the Roman authorities.)

60456_10151492002954939_384388666_nThey fully expected Jesus to throw off the hated gentile empire and inaugurate a new age of David’s throne. No doubt hundreds of people were waiting His bidding. So what did Jesus do?

Jesus entered Jerusalem and went into the temple courts. He looked around at everything, but since it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the Twelve. — Mark 11:11 NIV.

from AMyUnjaded

from AMyUnjaded

Are you serious? Is that it? Here, we go out on a limb to make you king, and all you do is “look around” and go back to hanging out? Talk about disappointment. They were probably not only disappointed but also embarrassed and furious.

Well, the disciples had the same expectations and the same disappointments. They didn’t turn on Jesus (except Judas). They remained faithful until they saw the resurrection.

When you go through disappointments, you can’t give up. You can’t turn against God. You have to remain faithful, even when you don’t know what’s going on.

32 responses to “Disappointment appointment

  1. Reblogged this on Living Day by Day and commented:
    Indeed: you have to remain faithful, even when you don’t know what’s going on.

  2. I disagree a little bit (a very, very little bit), only because I think it was their fault. If I were standing in the crowd it would have been my fault too. Why? Because God had been telling them exactly how it was going to play out, all along (the scriptures all pointed to this moment). Christ would reign supreme, yes. But first He had to defeat the grave. You are absolutely right, no matter what the circumstance it is our job to remain faithful.

  3. I needed to read this. Thank you for sharing!!

  4. Actually, Peter did deny Jesus 3 times and the cock crowed – not just Judas. Peter’s denial could be out of weakness and fear. I am guitly of this too. Sometimes, I do not stand up for Christ or let known I am a follower of Christ because of my fear and shame. I felt I might bring embarrassment to Christ and so I kept mum. But Peter went on to become the rock and foundation of Jesus’ ministry and church and there I found my hope. I am walking a teeny bit closer to God now and continue to do so… I can’t give up.

  5. I love your take on this. Really modern and fresh. Good encouragement to press in and on!

  6. So true! It is hard to hold on when we do not know what is going on. Many times I have looked back amazed when I saw the end result. We can never give up!

  7. Thank you! You keep sending zingers straight to my heart! God bless you!

  8. Sometimes I think Father does not tell us what is going on because He doesn’t want Satan to know either and put a spanner in the works.

  9. Absolutely. It’s a walk of faith. amen!

  10. There was a time in my life when God and I didn’t get along. That’s not true. I didn’t get along. Yet even though I was mad at God and the way I felt He had orchestrated my life He never turned His back on me and was right there waiting with arms wide open when I was ready to admit that He knew what He was doing and it was for the best.

  11. Wonderful post. Thanks. Seems to me that one of the hardest times to be faithful is when you don’t know what’s going on. That’s when we rely on grace.

  12. Your words… I have no words :-). They are powerful. Thank you for the words of encouragement.

    You are absolutely correct in that we must remain faithful even when we don’t know. After all, what is Faith? “Substance of things hoped for, evidence of things not seen.” God is forever faithful. And we should be also. Thank you again. Be blessed!

  13. You’re stepping on my toes. My face was in that crowd, too.

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