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Holy Week - GUIDED to PEACE

Easter Sunday - WEEPING INTO WONDER is written by Ed Arle

Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.

-Psalm 30:5


I have a friend whose wife passed away some years ago. Every day he goes to visit her grave. He brings flowers and sits by the grave and just talks. This morning, Easter morning, I thougt of him. I thought what it would be like if one day he went to visit her grave and she wasn't there. What if he came with his fresh cut flowers and his little sack lunch and found an empty hole where his wife should be?

The women who came to pay their respects to Jesus on Easter morning certainly didn't come expecting to see anything other than the lifeless body of their beloved Lord. What they didn't realize was that this Jesus, whom they loved, was about to change history by turning death into life, weeping into wonder.

There's a moment in the Book of Acts (17:6) when people say of the disciples: "These men ... have turned the world upside down ... " I smile when I read that, and I think to myself, "Yes, but Jesus did it first."


Dear Jesus, thank you for joy in every day's morning. Amen.


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