The disciples walked with Jesus as he processed into Jerusalem. They heard the shouts of the people. “Hosanna to the Son of David, Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.”
A week later they were in the garden trying to stay awake and pray with Jesus when the Soldiers came. The next day he was executed. All their dreams and hopes shattered and replaced by fear and dread that they would also be arrested and killed.
Just as quickly everything changed again, as Jesus broke from the tomb. He appears to them in the upper room and restores their hope. In those short three days they are changed, from broken sinful men to redeemed children of God, Holy Apostle’s of the almighty.
Life does change and those changes are sometimes mixed with excitement, fear and pain. Loved ones begin new exciting lives far from home. Others who have cared for us become dependent on us for even the most basic of needs. Our hopes and our dream can be shattered in an instant.
But God has chosen to dwell with us. In the midst of all the struggles and changes in life God is always with us.
On the last day the trumpet will sound and we will all be changed in an instant and we will see His glory and experience the joy of his presence in ways beyond our imagination. Mean while he assures us He is always with us. Our faith clings to him because we know we are in his grip.