THE MOURNING AFTER:
As the dust settled on the tragic events of the day before, the friends of Jesus would have started to mourn. As tears fell and grief took over, they would have been asking some deeply profound questions.
Wasn't this supposed to be the long-awaited Messiah? The Rescuer? The one that would overthrow the Romans from their land? This wasn't much of a warrior. Why had he just let it happen? Why hadn't Jesus fought back? If this guy knew God as well as he claimed why hadn't God intervened?
Was Jesus just a wannabe like the cons of the past? Had they all been tricked by some cheap joke? Had they just been taken for a ride for the last few years? And now their safety was in jeopardy because of him.
But what about the miracles they'd witnessed with their own eyes? Surely they meant something? Maybe he was just a prophet who got a bit carried away? A bit deluded perhaps? But not even prophets deserved this injustice. This was our friend who we enjoyed hanging out with. He's been taken from us, despite being innocent. WHY?
There are more unanswered questions here than in an episode of LOST. But unlike in LOST, our next episode will provide answers to all these questions. In fact all these profound questions were soon to pale into insignificance.