1 Peter 3:18 New International Version (NIV)
For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit.
THE DAY AFTER GOOD FRIDAY ~
God's power remains the same
Jesus had said to the disciples ~ "Peace be with you"
Luke 24:45-49 New International Version (NIV)
Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. 46 He told them, “This is what is written: The Messiah will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, 47 and repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. 48 You are witnesses of these things.49 I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.”
When I think about the complete story of Jesus, I do wonder about things. Why does God let somethings happen and yet turn other things into miracles? As I said before, it's through the pain that we see the victories of life. I can look back on my own life and see how God answered many of my prayers and I have seen miracles. I have also seen God handle things a different way that I thought. Yet, I continue to trust him and put my hope in knowing God is able to handle whatever I face. I hope you do as well.
A new day and waking up to the excitement that tomorrow is Easter. Tomorrow is the day that Jesus rose from the death and the power of God remains the same. God knows the depth of your story and your today. Nothing is too big for God and your thoughts matter. I can see how even as the weather changes, so does our lives. Seasons come and seasons go, but God wants the best for each of us.
Proverbs 3:5-6 New International Version (NIV)
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight
There will be things we just don't understanding but keep trusting the Lord. Look at yesterday, the death of Jesus and today is the in-between day before Jesus rises again. A lot took place in three days and God's plan unfolds. There is more hope today than ever inside of me. It's my faith in God that guides me through all times of life. If you have not given Jesus your complete heart, it's so easy. Ask for your forgiveness of sin (mistakes) and come into your heart. Start reading the Bible, listen to gospel music and find a good church. A church that teaches the Bible and their actions reflect that. If you live close to Napa, I would like to invite you to mine. Hillside Christian Church 100 Anderson Road Napa. We have two services tomorrow: Easter Sunday 9am and 11am. Then at 6:00pm we will be at The Uptown Theatre located at 1350 3rd St, Napa, CA
Let us celebrate all the things God has already done in our lives. My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.