by Macy Johnson
“They still did not understand from
that Jesus had to rise from the dead.”
(John 20:9 NIV)
assumption is defined in the Cambridge English Dictionary as something that
you accept as true without question or proof.
waited in my Tahoe in the lane to turn left onto Highway 11. It had been a fun
morning at the library and adjacent park in Trussville, Alabama. With a Happy
Meal, chicken nuggets, a burger, and milkshakes, my grandchildren and I were
about the car in front of me, “When he turns, I’ll follow him.” My grandson,
Carver, asked, “Nana, how do you know it is a He?” I was stumped. I told him I
didn’t know. I assumed.
AD 33, is the historical day of Jesus’ resurrection, according to Midwestern
Baptist Theological Seminary. This is important to me. Every year I celebrate
Easter in my heart on that day, thanking Jesus for his life and death for me.
disciples made grievous suppositions those days of Holy Week, nearly 2,000
years ago. They assumed Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey to take His
throne to be the King of Kings, the ruler of the earth. Then He was crucified.
Their assumptions that He would live forever on the earth as they had planned were
dead, in the grave, and they further assumed He was gone from their lives
forever. How dangerous assumptions are, especially when dealing with the
Creator of the Universe!
I am so
thankful to have God’s Word, Jesus Christ, living in the Bible and in me
through the Holy Spirit. He is the only Truth I need.
I will ignore
assumptions and rely only on my heavenly Father’s revealed Word. I hope you