“The Best Verse in the New Testament”

Categories: Minister's Corner

"He is not here but is RISEN!  Remember how He spoke to you when He was still in Galilee” (Luke 24:6).

We need a message of hope right now!!  We are straining looking for the light at the end of the tunnel.  Any glimmer of hope in sight is welcomed.  As we are looking, waiting and hoping are we missing the beauty and blessings all around us?

Someone has said, “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…It’s about learning to dance in the rain.”  Are you dancing right now? If not, then why not?  There is much to dance about right now!!

Jesus is RISEN!  Hallelujah!  Sing with me…. “I serve a RISEN Savior, He's in the world today
I know that He is living, whatever men may say - I see His hand of mercy, I hear His voice of cheer
And just the time I need Him He's always near - He lives (He lives), He lives (He lives), Christ Jesus lives today - He walks with me and talks with me Along life's narrow way - He lives (He lives), He lives (He lives), Salvation to impart You ask me how I know He lives? He lives within my heart…”

Notice a very important word in Luke 24:6 – it is the word REMEMBER. In the “remembering” we can focus on what is true, noble, just, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, praiseworthy, and unchanging.  These thoughts are the music to our song and help us to keep on dancing in the rain.  Remember God’s promises, blessings, mercy, and forgiveness.  Remembering God and His word fortifies our hope.  The disciples forgot to remember what Jesus said about resurrection and were hopeless and not dancing as a result.  Remembering should have changed their outlook and given them a reason to dance.  Instead, despair set in.

Hope is in the resurrected Lord!!  “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.” (Hebrews 10:23). Jesus is all we need – He is enough!

“This I recall to my mind; Therefore I have hope. Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I hope in Him!” The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, To the soul who seeks Him. It is good that one should hope and wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.” 

-- Lamentations 3:21-26