“Easter: God’s Promise of Comfort”

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By: Debra Weiss



"I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you." - John 14:18 (KJV)



I love the Easter story. Easter is that triumphant morning when Jesus rose again. But rewind the story three nights ago and you’d see anything but triumph.



You’d see once courageous men running scared. You’d hear the regretful sobs of a man broken by his betrayal. You’d smell the mix of blood and vinegar.



And as the sky blackened, you’d know what everyone else did, too. The Light of the world had just been extinguished.



As I look to the Cross that night, I want to ask one question: Why go through it? I find the answer tucked away in a short verse in John 14.



"I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you."



The Light of the world couldn’t bear to see us live in darkness so He came. He came to bring life and light. He came to comfort us.



When the storm is fiercest, when the windows howl, and the thunder roars, you have not been abandoned. Jesus died so you would never be alone. He died so He could wrap His arms around you on those lonely nights.



As you celebrate this Easter week, remember that God never abandons His girls. He sent His Son so we could always know His comfort and loving care.



Dear God, I thank You for the miracle of Easter! Thank You that we can live triumphantly knowing that You cared enough to come. Please comfort the hearts of the girls hurting this Easter. Please surround them with Your love. Let the Resurrection be a reminder to them of Your great care. In Your Precious Name, Amen.


Ponder:


Mark 16:5-7, “When they entered the tomb, they saw a young man clothed in a white robe sitting on the right side. The women were shocked, but the angel said, “Don’t be alarmed. You are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead! Look, this is where they laid his body. Now go and tell his disciples, including Peter, that Jesus is going ahead of you to Galilee. You will see him there, just as he told you before he died.”

Apply:


Is there someone you could comfort this week by sharing the Good News of Christ’s resurrection?

Read:

John 18 - 20 - The story of Jesus' death and resurrection

Share:

How has God comforted you when you were hurting?




Debra lives outside of Charleston, SC. She enjoys journaling, road trips, good music, learning new things, lemon filled Krispy Kremes, and hanging out with friends and family. She loves worshiping God because when we worship God, we are acknowledging that He is Supreme Ruler of our lives. After growing up in a Christian home, at the age of 13, she decided to be an atheist. Yet God searches after each prodigal relentlessly. When she was 16, she rededicated her life to Jesus Christ and has been seeking Him ever since.


2 Comments:

Anonymous Tay said...

Thank you for sharing About Jesus' comfort today. I really needed this.

My best friend will be moving across the country In a matter of weeks and one of my family members has a mysterious illness that no doctor can diagnose.

All I need is Jesus!

Anonymous Debra Weiss said...

Hey Tay!

I'm sorry you're dealing with such a hard time. Can I say a prayer for you right now?

Dear God, you see Tay and what's she going through and You love her so very much. I pray that as her friend moves, Tay would feel your presence in her life, filling the void left by this friendship.

Father, I pray for Tay's friend as she adjusts to a new location. I pray that You would give her comfort and peace during this move. I pray the adjustment would be smooth and Tay's friend would feel at home.

And God, I also pray for Tay's family member with the mysterious illness. We don't know what her family member is battling but You do.

This illness is not hidden from You. You are the Great Physician and the Great Healer and we ask for a miracle on behalf of Tay's family.

Grant healing and grace to this sweet family. Wrap Your arms around them and comfort each and every one of them. In Your Precious name we ask, Amen.

We love you Tay and we're all here for you.

Hugs dear sister,

Debra

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