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Friday, April 22, 2011

It's Friday but Sunday is Coming!

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 is Coming! He brought us to our feet and in our hearts, to our knees.

I have returned often to that powerful analogy many times through out the years.

At the Philadelphia Writers conference last year I shared it with a few authors and editors while taking a break midst our 15 min 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'!

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 heart broken, will you ever feel real joy again? I t is Friday, and Sunday is coming...

The rejection letters are piling up, but it is Friday, but 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 with family and friends Christs sacrifice and victory this weekend.

Easter Blessings,

Diana

3 comments:

Bonnie S. Calhoun said...

Amen Diana! I remember that "church service" well! We have pictures. God bless you my friend, and have a happy Resurrection Day.

Angela Giles Klocke said...

That's beautiful... :)

Caroline said...

Beautiful truth-filled encouragement. Thank you for sharing.