Your husband tells you he is leaving you. He will move out tomorrow. Now what?
You get a call from your son’s girlfriend’s mother. The girlfriend is pregnant. Now what?
You are called into the boss’s office and told your company will be shutting down. You are being let go that very day. Now what?
We all come desperate places in life where it seems like we have arrived at a cliff with nothing but space beyond. We can’t go back and there seems no way forward. We are perplexed and baffled and worried and full of, “Now what? What do I do now? What can I do now?”
This Sunday we will celebrate Easter and the text is from Luke. There is a poignant verse there, a “Now What?” verse. Jesus has just died, the Centurion has declared Him God’s Son, there has been a mighty earthquake, darkness has covered the land and we read in 23:49, “And all His acquaintance, and the women that followed Him from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things.” Now what? They had given up all to follow Him. He was their reason for living, the hope of their present and future. Now He was dead. Now what?
Easter makes the difference, answering that question with power, glory, and direction! When we are standing “afar off”, when we are “beholding those things”, those painful disruptions, those ruptures of our bliss and peace that have us crying out, ‘Now what?”, we find in Him what we need to resurrect our lives and to go on to the next best thing!
Be with us this Sunday and bring whatever your “Now what?” is to give to Him!

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