Matthew 28:18-19: Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
John 17:20-21: “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.
At times we find ourselves in difficult situations or unexpected places, sometimes not knowing how it's going to work out or who to trust. After the crucifixion the disciples were in hiding and living in fear when they were told that Jesus had risen and wanted to meet them in Galilee. They obeyed the instruction and met Jesus in the appointed place. When they saw Him some worshiped, and others doubted it was really Him. What may surprise us is that the disciples had walked with Jesus before the crucifixion. They saw His power and authority displayed through miracles, signs, and wonders as well as benefited from His profound teachings. They had a personal relationship with Him, yet some were not all fully convinced it was Jesus that stood before them. In His wisdom, Jesus took a moment to remind them of who He Is. He explained that all authority in heaven and earth had been given to Him and instructed them to share the Good News. It is really easy to point fingers or shake our heads at the disciples' lack of faith, but how many times have we doubted the Lord's ability to change a situation? How many times have we not walked in the power and authority that He has given us? Allow God to be God in every circumstance. Take Him at His Word and have faith. Trust and believe Jesus will do what He said He would do.