04/10/2013

(Revelation 1:17b-18) “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. 18I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.”

Martin Luther  once wrote that if he was having a bad day, he would stop himself and think, “Jesus is risen!”  This good news would then put everything else into perspective.

The same is true for you and me.  We will have bad days.  There will be sickness, relationship problems, job struggles, death, etc., but don’t be afraid!  You never have to be afraid of these problems again!  Jesus rose from the dead!  He is the Living One!

And since He lives, you too will live.  There will be a day when you no longer have to put up with the mess of sin and all the problems of this life.  Why?  Because Jesus has won and defeated sin and death for you!  Since He has done that, you can go in peace, you can deal with life’s problems with confidence knowing that no matter what the outcome of those problems might be you have eternal life because of Christ!

That puts everything into perspective!

Thankful that God has given me perspective, just like you,

Pastor Schumann

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