Their perceived Messianic hopes were indeed buried, never to rise -
– for they were hopes, based on a wrong premise.
But true hope in Christ the Lord – explodes into true glory of unimaginable joy …
A true acceptance of the father-heart of Love – births into inconceivable blessing.
It is always so when Faith’s Hope appears to perish thru our imperfect understanding….
– for God exchanges immortal beauty for the ashes of despair.
Bring Him your best and most precious ministries and humble service, though your heart may ache
– as did these dear women so early in the day.
Bring Him the very finest and richest offering of loving trust and trusting love,
– from a sanctified heart of deep devotion – yielded to Him no matter what…..
Bring a broken heart, a contrite spirit and a life, surrendered of uncluttered love for Him.
How anxious these dear Ones must have been, as they hurried towards the tomb,
How distressed must they have felt as they carried their gifts of love
- for the Lover of their soul.
How troubled, as imagination magnified to the impossibility of entering the tomb,
How bothered they were by the huge stone barrier, that blocked their way to Jesus.
But Divine Love had journeyed ahead of their trembling steps..
Godly Compassion had gone before and prepared the way.
Messengers of God overturned their anxieties,
The great stone was rolled away and the barrier cleared by angelic beings.
NO obstacle can block or hinder a heart that is overwhelmed with Love for Him..
For He loved us first with an everlasting love
and He pours out His Love into each fainting heart.
Oh Beloved Child of God…
NEVER face the future worrying about the difficulties
- difficulties that loom like giant mountains ahead…
Never fear of how YOU will overcome them ..
Never wonder what YOU can do to circumnavigate them…
He has gone before and sent His ministering spirits… to prepare for you a straight path,
– a path, however dark, which will lead you into His presence.
God opens the door of duty and service for each of us – if we will but step out in faith
– and quietly move on in the direction He has planned for us.
“And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying:-
This is the way, walk ye in it,
when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left. Isaiah 30:20
Never shrink from the impossible task that litters your Christian Pilgrimage,
Never despair of the bleak, lonely road that looms ahead,
As you step out in faith, into the unknown -you will discover He has prepared the way ahead.
As you trust your life’s walk into His hands – He will show you a way of escape.
There hath no trial taken you but such as is common to man:
but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tried above that ye are able;
but will with the trial also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.” 1 Cor.10:13
Love and Faith combine to always have an advance of angels to roll the stone away.
It is told of a certain, Minnie Louise Haskins was an American woman -
She was a lecturer at the London School of Economics,
She wrote as a hobby.
In 1908 one of her poems caught the eye of Queen Elizabeth, the late Queen Mother.
Elizabeth, the queen showed the little piece to her husband King George VI.
In 1939 he opened his first Christmas broadcast to the nation with Minnie’s words:-
I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year
‘Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.’
And he replied, ‘Go into the darkness and put your hand into the hand of God
That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way
This acknowledgment of our nation’s trust in God, by my then great nation, caused my father who was 19 years old and my mother who was then 15 years old to fight, in the strength of God, for king and for country.
One in the Royal Air Force and one in the Land Army they put their hands in HIS.
And God went ahead and guided my nation and yours.
NEVER allow the obstacles that this world affords to distract you from your life’s ministry.
NEVER permit the foolishness of our erstwhile great Nations to deter your obedient service.
NEVER allow your heart or spirit to depress at this time though the world spirals out of control.
For He is faithful to go ahead of ALL circumstances of life to redeem the impossible.
- A Greater than King George is our Sovereign
- A Greater than Abraham is our Father
- A Greater than Moses is our Leader
- A Greater than David is our King of Kings and Lord of Lords
- A Greater than that Solomon is our Wisdom and Strength, .
God has gone ahead and HAS prepared the way -
God has a plan that He is allowing to be acted out on the the world stage today
The tomb IS empty
His DEATH and His RESURRECTION combine..
– to complete His Work of Salvation In the victory of the Cross.
Christ is risen – a Conqueror indeed
Christ is returning SOON to take us to be with Himself
WHO ? gazing on the bloodied, beaten body of the Lord Jesus, after He gave up the ghost…
WHO would have thought that His was the greatest victory in the history of time and eternity ?
Your victory, is as sure as His,
– As you stand and wait and watch in loving, trusting obedience.
– Even as He requires each of us, so to do
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