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The Next Verse

And they *said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She *said to them, “Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid Him.” John 20:13 NASB

Sometimes situations get so overwhelming that you can’t hold it in any longer and break down. Everyone is different, but everyone has their limit.

Mary was at her limit! In less than one week, she saw Jesus ride in to Jerusalem triumphantly to being nailed up on a cross to being laid in a tomb. Now the thought of His body going missing and not having a place to grieve was more than she could handle.

But she didn’t have all the information! The angels did! That’s why they asked her, “why are you weeping?”

Her tears immediately dry up and she is filled with awe and then joy in the next few verses!

Why? New information! And that information wasn’t only that the tomb was empty! It was that Jesus was alive!

Your situation, your weeping, is based on the information that you currently know. If you knew the next verse, would it be different?

Think about it. How many tears have you cried in the past and now that pain or worry is forgotten?

You see, that is what Jesus does! With the knowledge of who He is and what He has done for you, the troubles and finality of this life are made to nothing! This is in light of His mercy and grace extended to You because of His sacrifice.

Why are you weeping? Jesus is in the next verse, the next hour, the next day, the next life.

And when you see Him, everything melts away!

Are you ready for the next verse of your life? Close your eyes and turn to Him!

Father, thank You that this moment is temporary. Thank You for what we have waiting for us in eternity.

Peace, Todd

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