Easter Hope

RefugeGod is our refuge and strength . . . therefore we will not fear, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea. ~ Psalm 46

Notice what the Psalmist does and does not say: he says that God is our refuge and strength but he does not say we will live in a world without earthquakes, tsunamis, disaster, pain, and death.

This Easter week we do not put our hope in the magical thinking of a “health and wealth gospel” which promises escape from pain and perpetual postponement of death. We put our hope in God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, who is the God of refuge and strength in the midst of pain and death. The God who – in the person of Jesus – shares with us in pain and death and walks the road to the cross ahead of us so that we may share in his resurrection.

May Easter Hope give you peace and quiet confidence in the midst of your struggle: our God is with us no matter what happens.

~ Jonathan Stepp


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  1. Natasha Oliver on

    Amen ! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

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