Saturday, April 3, 2010

Waiting

"How could this happen? How could we have been so wrong?"
"We believed the kingdom was going to be restored and those pagan dogs sent back to Rome where they belong. But this 'messiah' turned out to be just like all the others."
"Now here we are hiding from the priests and the Romans."
"Why didn't we fight back? What kind of wimps are we?"
"Fight back? Did you see how many men they had? Besides, Peter tried and he told him to put the sword away!"
"Well, I don't know about the rest of you, but as soon as all this mess dies down, I'm going back up to Galilee."
"Me too. Back to the old life. When the only thing we had to worry about was catching fish and fixing nets."
"Yeah. It's been an interesting three years, but I'm through with messiahs and kingdoms. Just give me my boat out on the water. As soon as I can, I'm getting out of here."
And so, they waited.

3 comments:

Franklin said...

So says I...2000 years later...I still seem to live as if he is dead and I just go back to my old world...when in reality, the new world is breaking out all around me!

co_heir said...

That's the hard part isn't it?

Kansas Bob said...

I don't think I would have believed the gals when they reported that they had seen the Lord. I am disgustedly rational and unbelieving at times.

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