April 11, 2020
-Pastor Timothy Scott
“Hope on the Horizon”
Think back with me roughly 2000 years ago, can you imagine what this day was like back then? The day before the resurrection? It was the day in between in which they watched Jesus be crucified and when He would resurrect. I imagine it was some of the darkest of hours that they had ever faced. By most accounts, it would have seemed that Satan had won, that evil had prevailed, and all hope was gone. Some of you may feel like that in your life right now. You’re facing a storm, a difficulty, a mountain so high that you feel like you’re already defeated before you try to climb it. Life has a way of knocking us down and trying to convince us there’s no hope or you’ll never get out of the circumstance you’re in. Weary Christian, can I let you in on a little secret though?
Hope has a name, joy has a name, resurrection power has a name: Jesus! Hold on just a little while longer and see what tomorrow may bring. You may spend your nights in sorrow or tears over what you’re going through, but guess what? Hope is on the horizon; joy comes in the morning. Quite literally for Jesus’ followers as well as all mankind, the dawn of the next day would change it all. The Hope, the Joy, the One who can bring you out of the darkness you’re in, was about to make a comeback! So when life has you focused on your circumstances around you that seem impossible: choose to focus on the One that has conquered death, beaten the grave, and triumphed over evil. Rest assured that if He resurrected himself on that third day, He can resurrect the dead things in your life too.
“For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.”
“Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:”