Love you all, praying for you.
What a weekend to remember! Saturday was quite a day. It already seemed like forever ago that the One they gave their life to follow, the One they left everything for… the One they believed was the Messiah – who massive drew crowds, healed the sick, fed thousands, even raised the dead – was now gone? It happened so fast. Just last weekend we were entering Jerusalem with him on that colt, to the cheering masses, and not even a week later the cheers turned to jeers, and the evil men in power finally got what they had been planning since He arrived – they finally got rid of Him. It is almost too hard to believe – unimaginable. But it’s true. What seemed like yesterday, now seems a lifetime ago. He’s gone. We’re alone, we’re afraid to go outside, are they coming for us next? What do we do now? I can’t even believe this is happening… Can you imagine what the disciples must have felt on Saturday. They didn’t know what was about to happen tomorrow morning. He told them, several times - He tried to tell them, to encourage them, to let them know this is not a loss, this is the plan! His life wasn’t taken from Him, He willingly laid it down. So sin would be conquered forever, and all of human kind would no longer be condemned to death – but have eternal life through Christ. To overcome what bound them on earth, and to live forever with the Father in Heaven. But they weren’t thinking of that now. It’s Saturday. It was just noon yesterday when on the cross through the excruciating pain – he breathed his last breath and pitch darkness covered the land in the middle of the day. Now what? We know they weren’t praying and believing in hope – just waiting for Him to rise. Peter hadn’t set up his deer stand near the site of the tomb – so he could see the fireworks about to happen. They weren’t praising and praying in faith and hope believing… we know this because of their reaction the next morning. This was just Saturday, they forgot to hope. They forgot, that Sunday’s coming - He promised! Of all the things that His resurrection did – there are many things we don’t really think about. Not only did it change eternity forever, and who gets to live where… It gave us the opportunity to pray in hope and faith believing. So what did God promise? Do you believe that it applies to you? Or is it just Saturday for you. Have you forgotten hope? or are you active in hope? Praying that you will review the PRISM Topic – Hope, and How To Put Your Hope In God. Praying that your hope is always active. That your desired good, that’s a possibility of receiving – becomes faith in what He promised. When your hope is active, and your faith is stirred, you start to praise like He’s really gonna do it. You start keeping an eye on that tomb – you start looking for the angels, you start singing the song of salvation – because you know He is on the way. Your Deliverer is coming, your Savior is coming. Not one thing He promised has ever failed. He will surely do it. Praying that your Saturday won’t ever be dark, but full of hope – active hope. That you would remember that God made every Saturday – to be followed by Sunday morning. Sunday’s coming! It’s on the way. Praying that you will spend this Saturday in remembrance, but every Saturday in active hope. Praying that you will get good at putting your hope in God . It’s active – not passive, it’s powerful, it’s based on His promises which never fail.
Love you all,
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