Fresh Hope – 2nd May 2020

Easter wasn’t too long ago.  The two days that are most remembered are Good Friday, the day that Jesus died and Easter Sunday, the day that He rose. 
But what about the day in between?  What about the Saturday?

The Saturday would have been very quiet. People who knew and loved Jesus would have been mourning, maybe even fearful, wondering what on earth just happened? 

Before He died, He promised them that He would rise again on the third day. They had to cling to that promise, maybe some of them did, maybe some didn’t.  

Saturday is the day between the fear and the promise and that requires FAITH. 

I believe we are experiencing a ‘Saturday’ right now.  In between what has happened that has caused people to fear and what we are hoping and believing for.  

We can’t afford to keep looking back and around in fear, we have to believe the promises of God and be in a position of faith.  
If Good Friday had been a stand-alone day, it would have been the worst day in history… but it wasn’t, it was quickly followed by Sunday, which made those two days, the greatest days in history. 
If we only think Friday, fear, Friday, fear, we are missing out on living by faith which will lead to the promise. 

Yes, something may have happened that you’re not sure about, or you don’t understand and it may seem like “where has God gone?”

What do you think the disciples were thinking about on Good Friday? The one they knew and loved had gone!

Maybe some of you are in fear over health or finances or family. God wants you to be in a place of FAITH.  

Don’t let your home be a place of fear right now, instead be a cultivator of faith. 

Cling onto the promises of God that say 

“I will never leave you or forsake you”

“Even though I walk through the shadow of the valley of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me”

“God works all things out together for good, to those He loves and are called according to His purpose”

My friend, it may be Saturday right now, but Sunday is coming!

“Saturday was silent, surely it was tough  

But since when has the impossible, ever stopped You?”

God wants you to know Sunday is coming. 

You’re in that waiting time for the miracle… 

They may not have been certain about the Resurrection, but Jesus promised them and He always keeps His promises.  

 If God has promised you something… it will surely come to pass. 

Pastor Gillian

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