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Two Blind Disciples

We’ve all heard the song “Three Blind Mice,” but I hear the tune of “Two Blind Disciples” more often these days.  Max Lucado sets the scene:

“Were the scene not so common it would be comical. Two heavy-hearted disciples slouching their way home to Emma’s. By the slump in their shoulders, you’d never know today was Resurrection Sunday. By the looks on their faces, you’d think Jesus was still in the tomb. “We were hoping that he would free Israel,” they lament (Luke 24:21).

As if he hasn’t! How could you be so close to Christ and miss the point? Jesus has just redeemed the world and they are complaining about Rome? Jesus came to deal with sin and death — and they want him to deal with Caesar and soldiers? Jesus came to set us free from hell — and they want to be set free from taxes?”

-Max Lucado, The Great House of God

You ever find yourselves in the disciples shoes? The Risen Christ is standing next to us — no, in us!  — and we’re still worried about so many lesser things…

I relive this scene almost everyday.

Let’s ask God to open our eyes today to see our world anew through Resurrection lenses.

Dr. Jeremy Berg is the founding and Lead Pastor of MainStreet Covenant Church in Minnetonka Beach, MN, where he has served since 2010. He an Adjunct Professor of Theology at North Central University (Minneapolis) and Professor of Bible & Theology at Solid Rock Discipleship School. Jeremy earned a doctorate in New Testament Context under Dr. Scot McKnight at Northern Seminary. He and his wife, Kjerstin, have three kids, Peter, Isaak and Abigail.

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