“It’s Sunday but Monday’s coming”

Years ago I heard a sermon entitled, “It’s Friday but Sunday’s coming.”  The idea is that even though Friday was the day of the crucifixion, Sunday was coming which was the day of Resurrection.  As a pastor and a human another truth is: it is Sunday but Monday is coming.  Easter Sunday and any Sunday can be a high for the week but on Monday we go back to the grind of life.

Have you ever experience a spiritual high or a great day and then everything seems to go wrong?  Jesus did.   In Luke 9:28-36 Jesus experiences the Transfiguration.  It was a time of seeing God’s glory.  However, the next day Jesus and the three disciples go down the mountain to the valley.  Luke 8:37-62 tells us about the problems in the valley.  Jesus  is met with confusion and demon possession.  Jesus’ disciples get into an argument on who is the greatest.  John and James want Jesus to fry the Samaritans.  Jesus invites various people to follow Him but they all have excuses.  It was not a good week after being on the Mount of Transfiguration.

However, Jesus’ Heavenly Father had given the disciples a spiritual truth that was not only true on the Mount of Transfiguration but also for the valleys of life:  “This is My Son, My Chosen One; listen to Him.”  What God shares with us when we are experiencing spiritual highs we are to believe and follow in the valleys of life:  Listen to Jesus.  Hebrews 12:2 says “fixing our eyes on Jesus.”  Mondays do come, the valleys are real, but Jesus is still God’s Chosen One, listen to Him and we will make it through the valleys of life.  Keep your eyes on the Chosen One.

 

Pastor David