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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Awesome and wonderful thought in waiting for Easter, sis. Have a blessed day..:)
Thank you Karina. Blessings on your evening.
I love what you wrote. Your post really encouraged me. As Easter comes I have to be honest and say there has no thought put into it. I have not taken the time to really think about what Easter means to me in this season. But you have brought clarity. You could say, like the disciples I had a lack of understanding but not anymore. I want this Easter to be a turning point in my relationship with God. It is a very significant time which should be taken seriously! Thanks for that…..
Thank you Rolain. The enemy wants us to stay locked in defeat, but the resurrection is our shining beacon of victory and hope. I am so glad that this brought encouragement and I will agree with you in prayer for a new beginning in your walk with God,
starting today. Blessings, always!
The resurrection is our beacon of victory and hope!! Thank YOU….
WOW!! I REALLY needed this today, Sue!! Thanks!!!!!!
I’m so glad Jane. Be blessed friend
PS: I had to share this with a LOT of my friends and family too!!!! Thanks again…
The Holy Spirit breathed all over this post, Sue! THANK YOU!
Thank you Heidi. Always my desire! The aroma of His presence is on all you do!
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Thank you Sue I have been refreshed by your raindrops and yes they do indeed reflect God’s Truth.
How wonderful to know that after Pentecost all changed and the Disciples went out witnessing in Power and Truth, they had all praying for Him to come in the upper room and Wow did He come in tongues of fire! His presence filled the whole room and their hearts, they asked and received.(Luke11:13) just like we do.
Christian Love in our Unity in Christ Jesus – Anne