by Macy Johnson
“They still did not understand from Scripture
that Jesus had to rise from the dead.”
(John 20:9 NIV)
An assumption is defined in the Cambridge English Dictionary as something that you accept as true without question or proof.
We patiently 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 headed home.
I remarked 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.
April 5, 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.
Our Lord’s 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 shattered.
Christ was 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 will, too!