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The Day After

Anchor Devotional - 03.26.16


“I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago. I will meditate on all your works and consider all your mighty deeds.”

Psalm 77:11-12

The day after the crucifixion must have been the worst day ever for the disciples. They were behind locked doors for “fear of the Jews” (John 20:19). They were mourning and weeping (Mark 16:10). By their reactions to the risen Christ, we know they were not considering the possibility of Jesus’ resurrection. After three years of seeing amazing miracles and hearing astounding teaching, they went from fishers of men to fearing being hunted by men. This Sabbath was a day of deep grief.

If today is a day of grief for you, check out Psalm 77. The first part describes a man in anguish. But the second part shows him recalling the mighty works and miracles of God. He pondered God’s holiness and power shown in the past. He focused on redemption in the present.

Let Easter be a season that brings true comfort to you. What greater miracle is there than the resurrection? What greater display of God’s power and holiness is there than the resurrection? What greater hope is there than our redemption and promised resurrection?

Scripture Focus

Psalm 77

Insight

“May the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.” (2 Thessalonians 3:16)

Read the Bible

  • Deuteronomy 11-12
  • Psalm 85
  • Acts 8