Mark 16:8 Trembling and bewildered, the women went out and fled from the tomb. They said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid.
The women went to the tomb expecting one thing, and they found another. They fled. They ran away. They didn’t say anything to anyone. They were afraid.
Why were they afraid?
Partly, I believe, because their reality did not meet their expectations. Partly because they put their hopes on something tangible – and they were left with the intangible. Partly, because now they had no schema to hang their hat upon.
How does this apply to me? Where are my expectations? What is my schema, paradigm, and plan? Do I rely upon the tangible, or the intangible? Where will I hang my hat?
Currently, I have some friends who are under a great deal of attack – spiritual, political, social, and emotional. I see things pretty clearly. I have written my thoughts and sent them to people I trust. They agree with my assessments. Unfortunately, my friends do not. They took time to defend themselves and to attempt to slay all of my observations. It is as if they arrived at this situation and didn’t find what they expected – and now they are running away in fear.
They are bewildered.
Father God, please help my friends to see the light. You are the Light. Help them to see you.