Have you ever had your hopes lifted so high that you have been impelled to move forward in a new direction? And then seen very encouraging results that lifted your hopes and commitment even higher? And then something occurred that dashed your hopes? Then you can imagine, in some modest degree, what Christ Jesus’ disciples felt after his crucifixion. One by one Jesus’ original twelve disciples had spontaneously followed him because of an extraordinary sense of hope he ignited within them.
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