Resurrection: Turning Your Eyes Away from Circumstances to Find Hope

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If you are like me, living in the news is frequently depressing. While once in a while there are good stories, mostly there is bad news. So how do we cope with all of it?

Anger? Oh, yeah there’s a lot of anger. I get so mad sometimes that I have to literally walk away from the computer and go with my husband to do something fun. I’d often like to bless them with a brick upside the head, but sorry, that’s illegal. Darn it.

At any rate, people can anger us to the maximum. Circumstances can drag us into the pit very easily and make us feel like there is no hope. So how can we fix that? Should we just blithely go our way and ignore the mess America is in?

That’s not the answer either. But there is a remedy. Atheists will tell you that Jesus never existed. Muslims say He was just a plain ordinary prophet. Many religions refuse to believe He is the Son of the Living God. But on this Easter Sunday, I challenge all of you to take your eyes off the circumstances and look for faith. Hope is found in faith. If I didn’t have faith, the Presence of the Living God in my life, I couldn’t do this job. I know that I know that He loves me and He proves it every day.

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The Disciples were afraid when Jesus was taken away. Peter even lied when confronted by those who saw him with Jesus. They were definitely humans stuck in a devastatingly dark time in history because life meant nothing. Vicious killings and crucifixions were common, as millions were killed in bloody spectacles. We’re in another dark time right now. It’s different, but the same. You need faith to combat the darkness.

The Bible tells us that Jesus rose from the dead. It’s why Christians celebrate Easter, one of the most holy times of the year. It’s irrelevant if you want to claim that it was “something else” before. Again, I challenge you – turn off your educated idiot box and turn your eyes toward Jesus. Ask Him if He’s real. You’ll get a resurrection of your own, maybe not at that exact moment, but it will happen. God is very good at do-overs.

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