Today's devotion is based on 1 Peter 3:21,22: "Baptism saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who has gone into heaven and is at God's right hand—with angels, authorities, and powers in submission to him."
Where is Jesus when I need him? Have you ever wondered about that? We can't see Jesus. Sometimes he seems distant. He, at times, does not seem to answer when we pray. Where is Jesus when I am sick? Where is he when money is tight, and bill collectors are hounding us? Where is Jesus when things are difficult at work or home? So often in life, it can feel like Jesus is nowhere to be found.
These words from the book of 1 Peter remind us that Jesus is right where we need him to be: in the driver's seat. Jesus is described as being at "God's right hand." To be at the right hand of God is to be in a position of power and authority. This is the Bible's way of telling us that Jesus is in control. He has power over all things. We are even told that all the angels are under his control.
This loving Savior who gave his life in your place is now in control of everything. In that same love, he will direct all things for your good. So that means he is not absent. He is very much aware of what is going on. It also means we can trust him. Our loving Savior will work all things out for our good. He loves you and is in control. Always.
Please pray with me: Dear Jesus, thank you for rising victorious over death. Please help me trust that you control everything. Amen.