Wednesday, April 2, 2014

It's Friday but Sunday is Coming! by Diana Flegal

#Eastermeditation #writing help

In anticipation of the upcoming Easter season, I would like to reprint a past blog of mine. The message remains relevant to me and I imagine it will be for you.  

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’s Comin’! He brought us to our feet, and in our hearts, to our knees.
At the Philadelphia Writers Conference, 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. Here is the gist of it:

When they laid him in the tomb it looked like the enemy had won; but it was only Friday... and Sunday was comin’. Glorious Sunday!

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's only Friday, and Sunday is coming...

Your son or daughter has strayed far from home and God, But you need to remember, it's Friday, dark and lonely Friday BUT Sunday is Coming...

You just lost your job, and your interviews are not bearing fruit, but I want you to know, it's only Friday and Sunday is coming...

You just buried your loved one and your heart is broken. Will you ever feel joy again? I'm here to tell you brother and sister, it is Friday, but Sunday is coming...

You have attended the right workshops, paid for the business courses you were told you needed, yet no contract offers have been made, but it’s just Fri-d-a-y and SUNDAY IS coming...

I encourage you to look at your present circumstances with this perspective.

May your life be empowered as you celebrate and meditate on Christ’s sacrifice and victory he secured on your behalf. 

It may be Friday but Sunday IS comin'! Halleluiah!

1 comment:

Jeanette Levellie said...

Thank you, dear Diana, for reprinting this. All of us have those "Friday" situations that appear darker than a tomb. Although we KNOW that Jesus is bigger--we just need to be reminded of it!

Grace to you,