"It May Be Friday, but Sunday Is Coming..."
Remember this Easter weekend that God can take the darkest of moments, and the most difficult situations, and turn them around for His glory. No matter what is happening in your life at this moment, God wants to give you hope that He can take the darkness, the confusion, the trauma, and the pain, and bring healing and beauty from it. He did it when he rose from the grave 2,000 years ago, and He can do it for you today.
And remember this Easter weekend that even though there are times when you may feel “alone,” confused, and hopeless, even so, He is with you. After the crucifixion, the disciples felt alone, confused and hopeless. And then on the third day, they witnessed the greatest miracle in all of human history! That miracle changed their lives and the trajectory of the human race ever since. And He subsequently gave the Holy Spirit to His disciples, and the promise that they would never be alone.
This Jesus is the “same, yesterday, today, and forever.” So this weekend, remember to take time to thank Him for the rescue mission that He initiated for you then, and for the Holy Spirit He has given to you now, and that He is “with you”and has not left you alone. Ask Him to open your eyes to the many and varied ways He is at work in your life and at work all around you! And pray Paul’s prayer from Ephesians 1 for your own heart and for those who you love.
I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.