I saw a video that was entitled, "it's Friday but Sunday is coming"… It was in reference to Easter Friday. I loved that message! On the Friday before Easter, Jesus was crucified and hung on a cross. It appeared to many that this was the end. That was it! There was nothing else. Satan appeared to have won. Those folks had no idea that Sunday was coming. Praise The Lord! Yes, on Sunday Jesus would rise from the dead and live forever.
How many times in our lives do we feel like it is Friday. We feel defeated and crushed and overwhelmed and maybe even hopeless? We need to keep our eyes focused on Him and take comfort because Sunday is coming!!
I know, I should have posted this blog during Easter, but the truth is that this is more than an Easter message. This truth is good any season of the year. This week's blog might be just for me. This is a truth that I needed to be reminded of this week. So many times in our lives we feel like life has knocked the breath right out of us. We feel like we've been kicked in the stomach. Take heart friend, we are not alone. I think about Paul's word in 2 Cor 4:9 (NIV) "persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed."
For those of you who like to read I'm also posting the Message translation … a bit more wordy, but worth the read!
We've been surrounded and battered by troubles, but we're not demoralized; we're not sure what to do, but we know that God knows what to do; we've been spiritually terrorized, but God hasn't left our side; we've been thrown down, but we haven't broken. What they did to Jesus, they do to us—trial and torture, mockery and murder; what Jesus did among them, he does in us—he lives! Our lives are at constant risk for Jesus' sake, which makes Jesus' life all the more evident in us. While we're going through the worst, you're getting in on the best! (2 Cor 4::9-12 MSG)
Then I think about Job … Who can forget Job? He was living Murphy's Law (and even before Murphy discovered his own law). "Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong." Nothing was going right for Job. Yet somehow, he managed to utter these words in Job 13:15 "Though He slay me, yet I will trust him."
Wow! Basically, we are all saying the same thing … It's Friday, but Sunday's coming! ( … it just can't get here soon enough!)