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DAILY DEVOTIONS:

Mar
31

'No Doubt'

Holy Saturday (Easter Vigil)

If, then, we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him.

- Romans 6:8

I don't remember my baptism. There aren't even any photographs of the event. But it happened. And, indeed, as a tiny baby there in Bloomington, Indiana, I died and rose with Christ, and here I am.

This evening, though, in a sense, I get a chance to remember. Along with all of God's people, I remember the original promise and the death that follows from pride and selfishness. I remember God's faithfulness. I remember being rescued through waters, powerful and blessed. I remember a journey that leads to a promised land. I remember God's power to bring life to dry bones, and I remember light shining through what seemed like darkness, victorious.

As light conquers that darkness, praise resounds and eternal life breaks through to us. Yes, now there is no doubt. I remember.

Risen Jesus, you are Lord!

- Amy Welborn
 
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Daniel, I will say prayers for you now. God is always with you.
Tim | Posted on: 2018-04-01 08:13:52
 
Salina, thank you so much for your powerful message. God led me back to today to view comments of yesterday and I am so thankful I was able to reflect on these words you shared today.

God Bless you!
Tim | Posted on: 2018-04-01 08:12:52
 
Praying for you, Daniel! Sharing with you what I read......

Hope in the Midst of Tragedy
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. - Romans 12:12

Tragedy can strike anyone. When it does, you may feel as if you have no hope.

You may wish you could just die and get it over with. But even after tragedy has devastated your life, God will redi­rect your course toward a good future. Consider a good man who went before you.

Though he was a righteous man, Job lost everything. His ten chil­dren were killed, and he lost his riches and health. All this hap­pened in a matter of days! He was left with a despairing wife and three friends who blamed him for his own misfortune.

Job cried out, "If my sadness could be weighed . . . [it] would be heavier than all the sands of the sea . . . I wish he would reach out his hand and kill me . . . I do not have the strength to endure. I do not have a goal that encourages me to carry on." (Job 6:2, 9, 11)

Job didn’t know that the end of his life would be even better than the beginning. God restored everything he had lost, and then some. The Bible says, "Then he died, an old man who had lived a long, good life." (Job 42:17)

Are you grieving the loss of someone you love? Maybe you’ve lost your job and can’t provide for your family. Maybe you see no pur­pose in your life right now.

Even when you’re pressed to the point of death, you can rightfully hope that God will redirect the course of your life.

- Steve Arterburn

Before God changes our circumstances, He wants to change our hearts.
- Warren Wiersbe
Salina | Posted on: 2018-04-01 07:27:34
 
Amen.
freeter | Posted on: 2018-03-31 14:44:32
 
Please pray for me and my family that we may have the strength and courage to to get through the hardship we now face.
Peace be with you all!
Daniel | Posted on: 2018-03-31 11:30:09
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Daniel I will surely pray for you and your family.
I have just had double knee replacements. I will concentrate on you and yours after each set of exercise.
Holy spirit guide their minds and control their thoughts.
kjc | Posted on:: 2018-03-31 15:55:09
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Prayers for you and your family Daniel!

Amen!
annie | Posted on:: 2018-03-31 16:03:10
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Daniel!
Thank you for asking for our prayers...
I will tuck you all in my Rosary today.
God Bless You and ALL who You Love.
Easter Blessings!
Pam | Posted on:: 2018-03-31 16:39:14
 
Have I shared the good news of Christ resurrection with others, this year is a great time to start.

Risen Lord, help me to continue to have strong faith, that one day, I will rise with you to eternal life.

May I bring others to the Easter Light.

Sharing the word with others when given the chance really works I have seen others transform over time and it is very powerful. Be humble and know it is Christ’s works through you, which brings the light.

Happy Holy Saturday!

God Bless
Tim | Posted on: 2018-03-31 08:18:52
 
Beautiful and profound reflection! Amen!
Chris | Posted on: 2018-03-31 07:17:21
 
 
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