Hope at Easter Apr 22 2011
And the angel...said to the women, 'Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified. He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said." - Matthew 28:5-6
When we lose a loved one, we want the whole world to stop and take notice. The world, however, keeps rushing on and darkness can engulf our soul.
A Christian man lost his eighteen-year-old son. It was a tragic death and the father felt his soul engulfed in darkness. Easter came and he dreaded the day. He arose early, unable to sleep. He sat alone in the darkness of his home. He felt the darkness of his son's death mocking his soul on a day when, in the past, he had always felt such hope. Then he saw the sun rise.
As he watched it rise and bring light to another day, he heard the Hallelujah Chorus being sung over the radio. At that moment he felt God speaking to him, saying, "As the sun rises, my Son rose and so will yours."
The man realized there will be no darkness in heaven--only light. There will be no death--only life--because Jesus is risen indeed! This is why Easter is such a glorious day.
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