In Max Lucado’s book, Six Hours one Friday, he speaks about the disciples being paralyzed in the Upper Room. They came back there after Jesus’ arrest and death on the cross.
- Trained and taught but didn’t know what to say
- Marched for 3 years but now they sat
- As they looked at the walls of the upper room they also looked inside themselves in self examination
- They could not forget Jesus and even though they fled, they came back together
- This was the beginning of the first church
Upper room futility
- enough religion to come together but not enough passion to go out
- a little bit of faith but no fire
- good people, ideas, plans, meetings, and intentions but the door remained locked
Only one thing can change this futility – They saw Jesus and received His joy, forgiveness, peace, and Holy Spirit.
The same is true for churches today. May we always seek the risen Lord. Amen?