Jesus said to her, “Stop clinging to Me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, ‘I ascend to My Father and your Father, and My God and your God.’” (John 20:17)
Jesus instructs us to not freeze in the moment, but to continue and to share with others what we have discovered. This is the first thing we are instructed to do, go tell others. We are to be able to give an account of the hope that is within us. When we know Jesus is alive, not dead, we know His promises are true. Those who are perishing need to know. It is in the telling that we grow.
Lord, I am often dismayed, even embarrassed to speak of You, yet without believing, those to whom I am talking are perishing. Help me to have a heart for all others that I am willing, in season and out of season to share the amazing truth of what You have accomplished and what You promise. Give me a heart that willingly shares with others the amazing grace You offer.
Thank you, Lord Jesus, for reminding me to be on task today. Grant to me boldness that in every circumstance and with respect and humility, I would share with others the truth of the Gospel that You have revealed for all to be saved. Guide me in Your truth that I may be a consistent witness of the truth that You have risen from the dead, the first of all that are to follow. Amen.