Our lives have been changed. Things are very different. At times there seems to be more darkness in the world than light. It reminds me of how the disciples must have felt as they experienced the horrible crucifixion and the days afterwards. Of course, then came Easter and the glorious Resurrection of Christ. We are in a dark period now and want that light to appear to us. One day, the virus will be contained, and things will be better. Until then, I hope you can celebrate Easter and remember that His light can change us for the better.
“Don’t be alarmed, “ He said. “You are looking for Jesus of Nazarene, who was crucified. He has Risen! He is not here.”
Thought of the Day
Happy Easter! This is one of my all-time favorite Easter thoughts, so I decided to send it to you again this year. I hope it can mean as much to you as it does to me. Please know that I so much enjoy connecting with you through the thoughts.
There is a great story about the British minister, W. E. Sangster. Towards the end of his ministry he contracted a disease that caused him to begin to lose his voice. It eventually caused progressive muscular atrophy. Knowing the end was near, he spent most of his time in prayer and writing. He did lose his voice and was forced to communicate with his loved ones with his pen and paper. On Easter Sunday, a few weeks before his death he wrote these words to his daughter.
It is terrible to wake up on Easter morning and have no voice with which to shout, “He is Risen!” – But it would be still more terrible to have a voice and not want to shout.
I love those words. In spite of his terrible disease, Reverend Sangster was able to see past it all to celebrate the Risen Lord. He was able to get past Friday to see Sunday. It is my hope and prayer that you too will wake up on this Easter morning and shout “HE IS RISEN!!”
Father, Give me a voice in which to shout Your Good News. Amen.