When Jesus had risen, early on the first day of the week,
he appeared first to Mary Magdalene,
out of whom he had driven seven demons.
She went and told his companions who were mourning and weeping.
When they heard that he was alive
and had been seen by her, they did not believe.
After this he appeared in another form
to two of them walking along on their way to the country.
They returned and told the others;
but they did not believe them either.
But later, as the Eleven were at table, he appeared to them
and rebuked them for their unbelief and hardness of heart
because they had not believed those
who saw him after he had been raised.
He appeared to the Eleven and said:
“Go into the whole world
and proclaim the Gospel to every creature.
Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved;
whoever does not believe will be condemned.
These signs will accompany those who believe:
in my name they will drive out demons,
they will speak new languages.
They will pick up serpents with their hands,
and if they drink any deadly thing, it will not harm them.
They will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
“Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved; whoever does not believe will be condemned”. What do you believe in? Check your phone contacts to see who you hang out with. Check your history on Youtube and the latest things said on your Instagram. What stations do you watch the most on TV? What is the most popular on your Netflix. What is your Bible? What do you worship? Yeah, I don’t always watch or listen to the best things either.
Wake with Jesus in the morning and reflect on His Word in the Scriptures. Sit in silence and listen. I bet if you do every day and make it a habit, what you believe in will change and what you watch and listen to will as well.
Today’s challenge: Come to God and be converted. Give God everything, He has given you everything. Wake each day to see what Jesus has in store for you, put things into perspective then, “Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature.” Just be who God created you to be.
Be a servant, become a saint!