Sunday, June 19, 2011
Devotional For Us All
It's Friday but Sunday's Comin'
by Diana Flegal
This came to me via a daily devotional I subscribe to and it really ministered to me, so I wanted to share with my readers.
"Don't be alarmed," he said. "You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. Mark 16:6
A few years back - ahmm, I don't want to say how many, I attended a Jesus event where Tony Campolo preached a sermon titled, It's Friday but Sunday's Comin'! He brought us to our feet and in our hearts, to our knees.
I have returned often to that powerful analogy many times throughout the years.
At the Philadelphia Writers conference last year I shared it with a few authors and editors while taking a break midst our appointments. The message turned into church right there and we were struck once more with the power that Christ provided for our lives by going to the cross on our behalf, suffering as He did to take upon Himself our sins and triumphing over the grave to rise and now reign on high.
When they laid Him in the tomb it looked like the enemy had won, but it was Friday... and Sunday was comin'. Glorious Sunday! Oh how we long for those days.
The bills are piling up and you have no idea where the money is going to come from, but I would like you to consider it is only Friday, and Sunday is coming...
You just lost your job, and your interviews are not bearing fruit, but it is Friday and Sunday is coming....
You just buried your loved one and you are heartbroken, will you ever feel real joy again? It is Friday, and Sunday is coming...
You have attended the right workshops, paid for the business courses you were told you needed to gain the edge yet the rejection letters are piling up, but it's just Friday and Sunday is coming....
I would like to encourage you to look at your present circumstances with this new perspective.
May your life be empowered as you celebrate meditate on Christ's sacrifice and victory he secured on your behalf.
Diana Flegal is a literary agent for Hartline Literary Agent