IT IS ALWAYS our responsibility to continually focus our hearts and minds—not on our past failures or sins, on our future concerns and worries, or on those ever-present struggles that come our way each day but on the God who raised Jesus from the dead. As we choose to do this with simple trust, the Holy Spirit will impart greater measures of divine joy into our lives.
There can be no greater joy than knowing that nothing, not even death, can ever separate us from the love that God has for us in Jesus Christ.
Pauses for Pentecost: 50 Words for Easter People
From page 19-20 of Pauses for Pentecost: 50 Words for Easter People by Trevor Hudson. Copyright © 2018 by The Upper Room. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. Learn more about or purchase this book.
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So they left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples.
—Matthew 28:8, NRSV
Prayer for the Week
Lord Jesus Christ, breathe the freshness of your Spirit into us that we may come alive again.
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