Daily Devotionals

He Has Magnified His Word, Psalm 138:2

Sad For A Season

Luk 24:17 And he said to them, “What is this conversation that you are holding with each other as you walk?” And they stood still, looking sad.

Christ’s first question to them was concerning their present sadness, which plainly appeared in their countenance. They had lost their dear Master, and were quite disappointed in their expectations from Him. This feeling of a sheep that lost its shepherd. It was a reflection of what Peter on behalf of the rest had responded to Christ, “... Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life” (Joh 6:68). They had given up the cause and knew not what course to take to retrieve it with the new development.

As sad is associated with sorrow, it’s remedy is joy. Joy is a delight of the mind, from the consideration of the present or assured approaching possession of the good. Jesus found them sad from what they thought they lost, but it would not be long before He would turn their sorrow into joy. He who joins us in the journey of life is not coming to be part of our sadness but for our joy. ”For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.” (Psa 30:5). The joy of the Lord is every believers’ strength.

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