“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
We are living in uncertain times. The spread of Corona Virus, stock market instability, problems with the economy, and the future of the United Methodist church uncertain. In uncertain time, we remember we are people who live by faith in the God who loves us to the uttermost. Jesus who went to the cross for us, rose from the dead for us, walks with us in our uncertainty.
He is Risen! Certainty in a time when many things are uncertain. We can bank on Jesus promises. “I am with you always.” “Because I live you also shall live.”
The Easter promise is this: Because Jesus lives, we too will live, fully, abundantly, eternally…starting now! As the old hymn says: “He lives, He lives, Christ Jesus lives today! He walks with me and talks with me along life’s narrow way.”
And when the going gets tough, we know God holds us and will not let us go. In both life and death we belong to Him.
Whatever happens we can claim this promise of God: “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
In our troubled times people may be rethinking their priorities and looking for light in the darkness. When Jesus was crucified, the early disciples probably experienced feelings of hopelessness, fear, insecurity, confusion, and grief.
But the resurrected Lord appeared to them in the midst of their despair, filled their lives with joy, hope and love, and sent them out to share the good news of new life with others. This did not mean all their problems magically disappeared, but it did mean they had the assurance that the Risen Lord walked with them every day. In response, the disciples went out and invited everyone they met to join them in following and worshipping Jesus. They knew the resurrection was a certainty and that they had good news to share in the midst of troubled times. They became people of hope.
In this times of uncertainty we have good news to share. As we get ready to celebrate Easter, let’s share our joy with others…let’s ask God to direct us to someone that we could invite to share the joy of our Easter celebration by telling them to check out our Facebook page.
If we really believe we have a God worth knowing…let’s be about connecting God and people through word of mouth and social media! So this Easter, let’s celebrate the good news! The tomb is empty, just as He said.
Grace and peace,