Two things I hate are waiting and that uneasy feeling of being completely unsettled. I can’t imagine what was going through the minds and hearts of the disciples on that first Holy Saturday. Jesus was dead. They thought things were going to change. They thought they had found the Messiah. More than an unsettled feeling, it seemed like a hopeless day.
Where do you find yourself in life? In your relationship with God? Perhaps, despite the fact that we are about to celebrate Easter, you find yourself struggling. It can be that you are struggling with suffering, death, divorce, sin, or even just your relationship with God. No matter where you are in your life today, you are called to have hope.
Our hope did not die on the cross. Our hope resurrected and is realized in the resurrection. As we pause this Saturday and wrestle with the idea that our God died on a cross, we must also look forward with hope. We look forward with real hope for the current situations of lives, knowing that he came not to just save us from our sin, but redeem every part of our lives.
On Social Media today consider these questions:
- Evaluate your efforts to #ShareJesus. What part of your relationship with God would you like to share that you haven’t?
- What does it mean to have hope in your life.
- Post some of your favorite #ShareJesus videos as you get ready for Easter tomorrow!
Taking it Offline
- It’s not too late to invite someone to come to church with you on Easter.
- Reach out to someone who needs a reminder that hope in God does not disappoint.
- Consider watching a couple of #ShareJesus videos with your family to get ready for Easter tomorrow.
- Continue to pray for those who you want to share the Lord with over Lent.
Have holy hope today. Trust in the Lord. Give him your life with a joyful expectation of Easter tomorrow.