Weeping and Joy

Weeping may linger for the night, but joy comes with the morning. (Psalm 30:5)
For his anger is but for a moment; his favor is for a lifetime.

     In the Easter Season we worship the Risen Christ that has conquered death, sorrow, and suffering.  Yet the realities of living this life confront us with the way we connect with our Savior.  We may feel distant from God, there may be times we suffer because we have strayed from the ways of God, and we are then left in the lonely nights fill with anguish and weeping.

     Faith in the Risen Christ does not remove us from the realities of the world we live in.  We have nights of weeping; we do have times we must face our failures and mistakes.  Then is when we must allow the presence of the one that promised he would never leave us nor forsake us to bring us joy in the morning.  Joy when we realize that our faith is greater than our sorrows and anguish.  Joy when we realize that the nail pierced hands are leading us in the same paths that Christ had to follow. 

     This Joy is to bring us above the things that are meant to drag us down.  The joy that comes in the morning is here for all of us.  So let us yield ourselves to the one that ministers this joy to us.

Pastor Greg