Unlimited: He is Going Ahead of You
Jul 8, 2021 165
But go, tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you’ (Mark 16:7, NIV).
The angel at the tomb told the women the incredible news that Jesus has risen. But that’s not all he has to tell them!
The angel told the women to “tell the disciples and Peter.” This suggests that Peter was not with the others in the upper room.
After his betrayal of Jesus, Peter doesn’t consider himself worthy of being with them, and separates himself from them in shame. And this small detail in what the angel says shows us that God hadn’t forgotten Peter at all, and that he held a special place in the heart of Jesus.
The angel tells the women that the disciples would see Jesus in Galilee, but because they didn’t believe the women, the disciples didn’t go at first. They stayed locked in the upper room, trembling in fear.
But when they wouldn’t go to Jesus, Jesus went to them.
It seems that it wasn’t Christ’s original plan that they see him in the upper room, but the fact that he went there for their sakes emphasises again the truth that it is Christ who always comes to us.
Here is the lesson in what the angel said to the women, “He is going ahead of you”.
Wherever you go, you need not fear anymore.
Because he has risen, Jesus is going ahead of you, defeating every enemy, and opening every door, so that you may pass through victoriously as he has done.
– Eliezer Gonzalez
Eli’s Reflection: Is that, how you are living your life today? If not, what is it that you haven’t yet understood? Make time today to meditate on the reality that wherever you may need to go, Jesus has gone ahead of you. Don’t leave your time of prayer until your heart is filled with praise.