REDEEMING THE CHAOS

What Now? – Come and See! Chapter 22
Laurie Christine
Laurie Christine
March 26, 2021

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Welcome to this special Easter edition of Redeeming the Chaos with Laurie Christine! 

Come and See! 30 Family Bible Stories for Easter

A FAMILY DEVOTIONAL FOR EASTER

For 30 days leading up to Easter, I will be reading to you from my easter devotional book, Come and See! 30 Family Bible Stories for Easter.  

Today, I am reading Come and See! Chapter 22 – WHAT NOW?

Come and See!  invites families of elementary-aged children to experience firsthand the anticipation, the sorrow, the tragedy, the fear, and the ultimate triumph of Jesus’ death and resurrection. 

Through the eyes of six eye witnesses, you will be led on a journey through the busyness of  the streets of Jerusalem, to the despair of Golgotha, and finally to the celebration of the empty grave.

This bookincludes 30 short devotional stories, each with accompanying Scripture references and questions for discussion and imagination.

We are going to be reading one story each day leading up to Easter.  You’re welcome to grab the kids and listen together for your family Bible time.  Or, if you would rather read to your kids on your own, you can DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF THE ENTIRE EBOOK HERE.

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WHAT NOW? – Told by Mary Magdalene, a follower of Jesus

Was I naive in thinking that Jesus was the Messiah — the Promised Child sent to save us? But what now? A dead Savior wouldn’t do us much good. “

MARY MAGDALENE, FOLLOWER OF JESUS

The other women and I sat near the bottom of the hill for most of the afternoon, just watching and waiting. It was the most agonizing day of my life. I felt so helpless, and even worse, hopeless. Was I naive in thinking that Jesus was the Messiah — the Promised Child sent to save us? But what now? A dead Savior wouldn’t do us much good. 

And the crazy thing was, I had seen Jesus’ power firsthand. Aside from healing me from demon possession, I watched him heal a lame man who couldn’t walk and a blind man who couldn’t see. I was there when he fed more than five thousand people with only five loaves of bread and two fish. So why didn’t he use his power now? If he was the Son of God, why didn’t he summon angels to rescue him? 

Late that afternoon, a sudden clap of thunder split the silence, and the entire hill of Golgotha seemed to shake. I grabbed Salome’s arm, trying to steady myself. What in the world was that? At that same moment, we heard Jesus call out from the cross with a loud voice, “Father, I give my spirit into your hands!” His head dropped onto his chest, his arms and legs went limp, and his body sagged against the weight of itself. 

“No!” I cried out, reaching my hands out toward Jesus. No! I can’t even describe the pain I felt at that moment—a pain so deep in my soul that it could never escape. I turned to Salome, and we embraced each other, crying as if our hearts would burst into a million pieces. This is not how it was all supposed to end.


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JOSHUA 1:9

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