Hope On ~ Easter Awaits
Exceeding sorrow filled their hearts,
They couldn’t bear to see Him part.
But although He was crucified,
It wasn’t the end of His life.
Though death separated three days,
To His followers Christ would say,
‘Hope on, Easter awaits.’
Just as the disciples did after the crucifixion of Christ, have you ever faced times when you thought things were hopeless? You’ve prayed. You’ve held on, but things only seem to get worse. Then, something else happens, causing your hope to crash into despair.
When Jesus died, His followers wrongly concluded that all was lost. Their King was gone; their hopes dashed. They couldn’t see the promise for the tears. Anguish distorted their anticipation of resurrection.
The pain of hopelessness does that. It shreds any possibility of victory. Through the lies of the enemy, it brutally annihilates trust.
Yet, our Savior, after enduring cruel battering by His captors and dying a death undeserved, knew that death would not hinder His resurrection. What seemed hopeless to the disciples was merely a lack of understanding on their part.
Resurrection was set in motion the moment Christ breathed His last.
We would do well to remember that. Although the breakthroughs seem impossible, their fulfillment is only awaiting their ripe Easter morn. Suddenly, what God has promised will burst on the scene.
The thing desired, born anew in God’s perfect timing.
Hope on, fellow believers. Easter awaits.
“Hope deferred makes the heart sick: but when the desire comes, it is a tree of life.”
Words and photo by Sue Nash © 2014
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