Hello! Happy Easter weekend!

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This week’s Five Minute Friday prompt is: 




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As we head into this Easter weekend, we pause to remember the horrific death of our Savior.

We pause to let the atrocities of our sin sink in.

We pause to contemplate the weight of our wrongs that kept Him hanging on the cross.

We pause in the silence of Saturday, and we wait.

But that’s not all. We don’t stay in our sadness. We’re not trapped in our despondency.

We’re not slaves to our regrets.

We have a secret. A secret that is the key to all happiness, the key to all joy. 

We know that Sunday is coming.

Sunday is coming, and Sunday is here. That new, glorious dawn where death has been erased, and life raises it’s arms in victory. The tomb is empty.

And because Jesus is alive, because He conquered the grave, death no longer has power.

Evil cannot win. 

And because He’s alive, because He conquered the grave, my own life is buried with Him and rises up in newness. In hope. In resurrection.

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I once heard a story about D.L. Moody, who said, “One day you’ll read in the papers that D.L. Moody is dead. Don’t believe a word of it! At that moment, I’ll be more alive than I’ve ever been.”

Jesus came that we may have life, and have it abundantly (John 10:10).

Live abundantly. Live alive.


Related Post: We are the Saturday people :: An Easter reflection from Kaitlyn Bouchillon


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Have a blessed Easter weekend! He is alive!

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