Hope Came

As a pastor, I know Easter weekend will be ridiculously busy. The thing is, the Hope of the Church is entrenched in Easter. So. The community of faith committed to a ramped-up-over-the-top schedule to reach others with the Message of Hope.

Because . . .

Hope is to be shared. Hope gives new life. Hope never disappoints.

Grace walked in.
Light broke through the darkness.
Love overpowered hate.
Forgiveness disseminated wrongs.
Healing came.
New life became a reality.

Because . . .

The darkness no longer rules when the pressure of it all is surrendered to Hope. An expectation of something more in life enters in, not just for one but for all.  And. The world is changed when someone is broken by the things of life and finds Hope.

And this hope will not lead to disappointment.
For we know how dearly God loves us,
because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love
(Romans 5:5, NLT).

Hope came.  Hope never disappoints.  Hope is to be believed, received, and lived.

 It matters–Kerrie

Hope came. (Elizabeth Hope's first Easter)

Hope came.
(Elizabeth Hope’s first Easter)

(Written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2014 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)


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