“Just Like He Said He Would Do”
Matthew 28:6 NLT
He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead, just as he said would happen. Come, see where his body was lying.
I think we would all agree that we like when people follow through on what they say they will do for us. We like it when our food comes out fresh and hot in a fast food place or restaurant. We like when installers show up on time to do what they say they will do and do it correctly. We like when repair people show up on time and get the job done that they promised to do. When a good friend or family member says they will show up to some event, we appreciate them making it a priority to actually be there.
As we like it when people do these things for us, the exact same is expected of us when we give our word to doing something or being there for other people. When we say we are going to do something, people put trust in us and expect us to follow through. Granted, life happens and there are understandable things that come up to prevent this at times, but we must always make the very best effort to be there and do what we say we will do.
As we celebrated Easter, the great story of the amazing Resurrection of Jesus Christ this past weekend, I got to thinking more about this passage. What stuck out to me was the phrase “just as He said he would happen”. Jesus predicted what would happen and it happened. People were totally amazed and dumbfounded at all that happened. It is truly amazing to remember that Jesus not only died, but He rose again victorious!
I was reminded this weekend, and am reminded each day, that He keeps His promises and does what He says He will do. He has never let me down and He has always come through. He always will! As we continue our thoughts of Easter weekend and the praise of Him rising from the grave as He said would happen, I think it would be good for us to all do some soul searching and examine our lives to all the things that we “say” we will do.
When we say we will do something, let us make the most effort to keep the commitment. People are counting on us just like we count on others. None of us are perfect, I get that, but we definitely need to do better on what we commit to and actually following through. Look at all that Jesus followed through on and He went through more than anyone in history will ever go through.
Let it be said of us from others that we did “Just like we said we would do”.