The things we fear the most are often the things that cannot see: decisions being made, the feelings of others, what the future holds. The list goes on. Though you can’t see it, you do sense it: anxiety, foreboding, dread, a certainty that something is about to go terribly wrong, and there’s nothing we can do to prevent it. In the hours after Jesus is crucified and dies, we see the disciples having that same experience – something has gone terribly awry. Not knowing what or who is coming next, they wait, powerless to the fear
that holds them captive.
Then, something truly wondrous happens, and Jesus is among them. In that moment, their fear is replaced by something far more powerful – a love that will transform the world and change the future.