Jesus' resurrection built a bridge between our sinful and torn day-to-day lives and tied us to the hope and love that God can bring in our life now and in heaven with Him. I know that these are powerful words, words that come straight from the Bible and from a pastor's mouth, and those words can be hard to relate to on a daily basis. I struggle day in and day out, I wrestle with doubt, and at times even hatred towards God for allowing me to have ALS, for taking friends too early, for my dad dying, and for the strife that has been in my life and the lives of those that I love. However, when this fear and anger takes over and this darkness falls upon me, Christ and his hope and his love find a way to push into that darkness and make me realize that even the death that may soon be upon me cannot consume me or leave me scared. My pain has a purpose. I have to take glory in my suffering because that suffering will produce perseverance; perseverance; character and character; hope. That hope that I carry with me every day erases the fear of death that I have, it lets me see and embrace the grace I have around me and it makes me confident that my Lord and Savior Jesus will be standing on the other side of death when my time comes. He will take me to paradise away from this life of pain, tears, and anxiety. He is here for us all now and forever.
God bless all of my readers, and I hope that you have a wonderful Easter with your family and friends. With love, Gronks