Good Morning Pioneer Baptist!
Sunday’s coming!! “This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24
I think of the ladies coming to the tomb with their spices on that Sunday morning, and to their shock and surprise, they found no body to anoint or to mourn over, and that because “He had risen!” (“Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them.” Luke 24:1) Sometimes when we think it is the very worst of times, God steps in and things change “180 degrees.” That was the case when we got saved, that is the case often in this life, and particularly in this resurrection season, it is true! Guess what! The tomb that broke your heart now brings your greatest joy!
For one thing, we can never let the viewpoint of Colossians 3:2 slip from our vision. It’s funny that good vision is termed “20-20” and here we are in the year 2020 desperately needing that spiritual “20-20!” “Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.” (Col 3:2) This life is fleeting at best, God is still in control, and while heartaches are 100% real in this life, Heaven and eternal health and happiness are also 100% real for our next life. Romans 8:18 “For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” The Apostle Paul gives us so many examples of what our attitude needs to be, and ought to be.
For those who are right now in “deep waters,” our hearts are with you and our prayers are constant. We never minimize the real pain of the trials and tribulations of this life. Those nails in Jesus’ hands were real, and the emotional and physical pain that we endure in this vapour of life are real. They hurt! And we hurt with those who are hurting now.
But Sunday’s coming!
Love and Prayers to you all,