Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.
So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea.
Let the oceans roar and foam. Let the mountains tremble as the waters surge!
“Be still, and know that I am God!”
Psalm 46: 1-3, 10 (NLT)

Having one of those days?

We’ve all had them—days maybe like today, or the last few. Personally, as a family and with others.

Days where we feel less. Where we don’t know what’s coming next.

Where we feel out of control. We don’t know the next steps to take.

Where the mountains tremble high above us, and we can’t see how we’ll ever get around or beyond them. The oceans roar, and we hear a flood is heading our way.

Days, maybe like today, faced with the confusion and concerns over the Coronavirus pandemic overwhelming us, and everyone else around world.

Seems like we may be having one of those days.

But then God. And God’s presence.

And the remembrances of other days we didn’t think we would get beyond.

But then there was God. Right? And God’s presence. And peace. Moving us beyond what we were facing, and on to a new day.

Having one of those days? So then…God. And God’s Son.

And now as we move toward Easter—toward the moment of celebration again of the hope-filled empty tomb. A paradox only God could orchestrate—empty, yet full. To remind, promise and assure us—that we can take the next steps, in the days ahead. And that because of the truth of the empty tomb, we will climb the mountains before us, rise above the floods that may come our way, find clarity in the confusion of the day, and embrace the hope which overcomes our concerns about tomorrow.

Why? God. And God’s Son. Always here.

“Be still, and know that I am God!”

That’s the message of the empty tomb for every day of our lives. It’s filled with hope. For today. Hope for what’s next. Hope for whenever we’re having one of those days, or a bunch of them. God is here.

God came, and God remains, bringing us another Eternal Hug. To move with us through another one of those days we’re sure to have—maybe like today—into all the promise of tomorrow.

Like He did before, like He’ll do now, and like He’ll do forever.

Having one of those days?

Then it’s time to remember—“God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.”

God’s got it, my friends. And God’s got you.

Press on with Him.

In His Name–Scott