Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

“Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we’ve been given a brand-new life and have everything to live for, including a future in heaven—and the future starts now! God is keeping careful watch over us and the future.
The Day is coming when you’ll have it all—life healed and whole.”
I Peter 1: 3-5 (The Message)

Here we are, a few weeks out from remembering again the events of those life-changing days of over two thousand years ago. 

Good Friday, when all seemed lost.

Easter Sunday, when all hope was restored. 

Sandwiched around a Saturday where so many of His followers were wandering around carrying bags full of doubt, disbelief, despair, desperation, and defeat. 

Times unlike anything they could remember.

Christ, alone.

Dragging the cross to Calvary.

Then being nailed to it, and hoisted up to hang until he died a painful death.

Lying lifeless in the tomb.

But just for a moment. 

Then He rose from that tomb—for you and me, to ask Him to enter our lives assuring our eternal life with Him.

Submitting and surrendering our lives to His truth, to the life He created us to live, and then following His way for all our days, from now and into eternity. 

Our strength when we are weak, our hope when we have none, our peace and shelter in the storms which will always hit.

The One who hears us when we call out, carries our burdens when we can’t, and is the ever-present Light in our darkness.

When we feel all alone, we’re not. 

That’s a lie we need to set aside. 

Jesus is. Always will be. 

We remember Holy Week, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday again in a few weeks—to remind us that in the midst of whatever is seeking to drain us, drag us down, and leave us feeling defeated—Jesus is there.

Jesus is. 

He is the Truth, the Life, the Way. 

The Prince of Peace, King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Mighty God, Son of Man, Holy One, the Great I Am—Jesus is.

For you. For me. 

For always. Forever.

In His Name–Scott


Do yourself a favor and listen to this uplifting song performed by the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir & orchestra— “Jesus Is!”