At the empty tomb, Mary arrived expecting to finish the task of embalming the dearest Person in her life. She didn't expect an encounter with the living Savior. Many of us come to Easter to embalm the recollection of a pleasant event, instead of expecting the release of life that Jesus' Resurrection brings.
As my 80th birthday approaches in two months, I am deeply humbled to find myself spoken of as a spiritual father. That isn’t due to any achievement on my part; it is the grace of God...
The Lord has an awesome habit of turning things around, of taking the irreversible and reversing it. And just when it seems flesh and the Devil have had their day, the Lord gives them their comeuppance. No where is that more evident than at the Cross.
From a parade of pennies that he found in the street, at the mall, and even in an airport restroom, Pastor Jack found an encouraging truth about the heart of Father God: He loves every each and every one, and none are too far, too filthy, or too forsaken for His reach.
When you think you're at the end, Jesus comes with a trumpet call, appearing as you've never seen Him before. He has the keys to release life into any circumstance that may seem dying or dead.