Over the past week, we have been observing and celebrating Easter. It is our reminder of the sacrifice that Jesus Christ offered in obedience to the will of His Father. This is so the sins of the world would be paid for, and all humanity could be redeemed and restored back into a right relationship with God.
We know that the disciples were distraught over the crucifixion of Jesus, even though it was clearly foretold to them the night they observed the Lord’s Supper, and as they walked to the Garden of Gethsemane (John 14-17).
As they watched Jesus suffer and die, I can’t imagine what was going through their minds. All they had anticipated about being part of this new Kingdom of Heaven came crashing down. What they experienced over the past three years probably didn’t make sense anymore. They were left without their leader and mentor. Yes, they were together – save one – but they were still alone. What seemed reasonable was to go back to the lives they lived before their calling to be fishers of men.