Easter Series

215. Greater Than Our Expectations

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Episode 215


For these things took place that Scripture might be fulfilled. “Not one of his bones will be broken.” And again, another scripture says, “They will look on Him whom they have pierced.” 

John 19:37


Here we pick up the story of Easter, and Jesus has just died. I picked this verse because I like how it proves to us that scripture was fulfilled in every step of his story.


This story is so powerful, and I don’t know how to put into words just how important this moment was.


When he released His spirit, we read:

“At that moment, the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split”

Matthew 27:51


There is no doubt they had just killed the son of man, to us, because like I keep repeating, we are on the other side of the resurrection. But clearly, the crowd didn’t know what they had just done. 


Yet, the scripture had forewarned us of his coming. This verse proves that he fulfilled the word. It goes to show that our interpretation of something isn’t actually what God is trying to tell us.


Think about it. These people were looking for a king to come and save them, yet they got a carpenter, born in a manger.


They wanted something he wasn’t because they expected Him to be something they wanted rather than who He was. I hope this encourages us to be careful of the boxes we put God in. He doesn’t show up the way we expect, but we must not be blind when he does make himself present.


Time and time again, the word proves that he will be far greater than we can ever hope or imagine. He has more in store for us. I hope that we trust Him; I hope that we know our expectations for him will never be met, he will always exceed them, but we cannot be disappointed when they don’t meet up to our imperfect and selfish standards. 



Jesus, thank you for a blessed week. Thank you for safely bringing us to the weekend. We thank you for your sacrifice. We thank you for the opportunity to go deeper into your word. We thank you for what you did. We thank you for fulfilling scripture, and we thank you for always being better than any predisposed expectation. We humbly surrender our expectations to you. We know your ways are greater. We ask that you bless the day ahead of us. It is with everything in us that we pray, AMEN! 


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Hi, I'm Ali.
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I'm the coffee obsessed baker from Miami, FL who got too busy to find time to read scripture everyday. I knew my life was better with Jesus and I knew I wasn't the only one struggling with finding alone time with God every morning, so I put my dreams of opening a bakery aside and set out to produce a five minute daily devotional. What first started as an email chain, has now flourished into a beautiful community and I am so happy you are here!


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