Saturday, April 19, 2014

Day 7 & 8 of Holy Week....Quiet Fear Turns Into Joyous Hope

     Today is Saturday, day 7 of Holy Week.  Jesus has been crucified,  put to death and has not been resurrected as of yet.  His disciples and others are in a state of shock and despair.   Fear and anxiety flowed among them as they waited to see if they too...would be arrested....found out....discovered!

     Have you ever experienced fear of the unknown....anxiety over what may come next?   Have great hope my friend....Saturday may have been full of questions and fear-but Sunday was not!!!   Questions turned into glorious answers and their fear turned into joyous celebration!!   HE HAS RISEN....THE TOMB IS EMPTY was shouted through out the country side....hope... great wondrous hope was felt once again.   You may know for sure....that the promise of hope is coming!   Hallelujah....tomorrow we will be shouting "HE HAS RISEN...HE HAS RISEN INDEED...THE TOMB IS EMPTY!!"


May your Resurrection Day be filled with the hope that only our Savior,  Christ Jesus can bring!!
In My Hope and Savior,
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Friday, April 18, 2014

Lies Young Women Believe | Nineteen Reasons Why Easter Matters

Loved this article and I believe you will too!  

Lies Young Women Believe | Nineteen Reasons Why Easter Matters

Glorious Day (Living He loved me) ~Casting Crowns

Day 5 and 6 of Holy Week

     Day 5 of Holy Week brought with it a grieving family who had lost their youngest son this week in a horrible accident.   We have all grieved and wept over this tragic loss and as I stood before the casket yesterday, staring at this beautiful boy,  these words came to my mind almost immediately..."absent from the body, present with the Lord".    Death and resurrection.  Pain and suffering.  Jesus wept and cried out to his Heavenly Father in the Garden of Gethsemane (Matt. 26:36-39) as this young woman has cried out to hers.   Jesus asked for his cup to be taken from him as this mother asked for hers to be taken from her.   Jesus endured his pain and suffering,  he endured the ultimate feeling of loneliness while hanging on that cross SO THAT this grieving mother may know and embrace the hope that she will one day see her beloved son again.   This family embraced the Son of God several weeks ago, as their Savior and Lord.   This little boy understood why Jesus came and died for him.

     Day 6.... Death and resurrection....hopelessness and hope.   As Dr. Tim Clinton (AACC) wrote...."Life is no longer a hopeless is an endless hope."   Death....Resurrection....Hope....Life Eternal !!

In the assurance of His death,