Sometime back, former talk show host Johnny Carson visited Harvard University to receive an award. After the ceremony he agreed to answer some questions from members of the press. One reporter asked, "What would you like to have inscribed on your tombstone?" Carson thought for just a second, then answered with the words he used before every commercial break on his television show. He wanted his tombstone to say, "I'll be right back."

Throughout the pages of the gospels we see how much the disciples loved Jesus. They loved him so much that they would do anything for him. But that does not mean they always understood what he was saying. Jesus told the disciples that he would be put to death and that he would be right back in three days. The disciples tried to understand, but for some reason they just didn't.

Thus the disciples were very confused. They were still trying to make sense out of what had happened. They were meeting behind locked doors. They were afraid. They talked in muffled tones. What had happened to Jesus could very well happen to them. Every time they heard a noise they thought that someone was coming to haul them away to prison.

I’m sure they hung onto the word, “I’ll be right back.” Jesus is always there for us. All we have to do is call for him to enter our lives.