Truly, truly, I say to you, you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice. You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn into joy. When a woman is giving birth, she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world. So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.

John 16:20-22

Every word Jesus spoke was true. The disciples did not understand it but it must have been a bittersweet realization when they eventually saw these words fulfilled right before their eyes. The waiting and the uncertainty after Jesus’ death must have felt unbearable, brutal even! But in the end, like He said, the joy they had was second to none. And so is our joy today, because we have Him and we know Him.

This passage reminds me of the first time I heard this song. In truth, Christ is our Hope. It’s not the end until He says it is. Remember that.

JC ©2018



Resurrection Sunday

So, it’s Resurrection Sunday! How did you spend this day?

If you celebrated (or are celebrating) the Passover this period, I wish you a very happy celebration as well.

(Oh wow, I just discovered that there are two Easters in a year: Western and Orthodox. Interesting. I guess I’ll read more about that.)

Was at Church much earlier in the day and the children were ah-mazing with their presentations. I have to say, they always bless me with their innocent little ways. One little girl whom I think must have missed the rehearsals helped herself onto the stage, when she saw her age group on there, and started her own sound check on the mic. It was hilarious, and she was totally not done when the others filed out. Continue reading Resurrection Sunday