Apr 29, 2019
Having faith doesn't automatically make us fearless, points out Pastor Julie McCain of Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks, California. Indeed, Jesus' own disciples showed deep fear after the crucifixion. Even when word first reached them that Christ had risen, they were afraid. But when Jesus came to them, he did not rebuke them. He said, "Peace be with you." Imagine the relief they must have felt as those words soaked in, says Pastor Julie in this post-Easter sermon. She notes that even when we deny and disappoint Jesus, he doesn't give up on us. He finds a use for each and every one of us. Listen and be uplifted.