SCRIPTURE TEXT: “Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for He is risen, as He said, Come, see the place where the Lord lay”. (Mathew 28:5b-6a KJV) 

 When every door seems to shut in our face, when the difficulties are insurmountable, when we have failed yet again, we need to remember that none of this is permanent.
Jesus was arrested, tortured, humiliated, falsely accused, and crucified. He died as a common criminal- a thief or murderer-on that dark Friday, even though He had done no wrong. However, three days later He was delivered from death and arose again! He is alive and reigns eternally! Today He makes a difference in our lives.
We shouldn’t forget that many times the sunset is only a prelude to a new and glorious morning.
For the husband or wife who has been abandoned or betrayed by a spouse; for those who have lost a mate or a child, for the family of an alcoholic, for the orphans, single mothers, prisoners, or the sick, this message can restore faith: Jesus rose from the grave! There is hope!  There is joy! Our God is alive and He guarantees that we will live with Him eternally. Because He lives, we also shall live! The same power that delivered our Lord Jesus Christ from death is available to us today.


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