Saturday, April 3, 2010

Saturday, April 3rd

I am Lazarus and it is a bright, bright sunshiny day!

My family was driving through Kansas during a trip back to the Midwest. The land was very flat with no place to turn into. The sky was turning ominous and my wife turned on the radio for the weather report. The sky grew darker and darker as they traveled on. In front of them appeared a heavy wall of water falling from dark overhanging black clouds.

The radio announcer said that there were tornados in the area. The dark wall of water hit the car and they heard thunder and lightening. The car was rocked with wind. Then suddenly they passed through the darkness and the water into a bright and clear day. The sun was shining radiantly and they heard from the car radio a song with these lyrics.

I can see clearly now, the rain is gone. I can see all obstacles in my way. Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind. It’s gonna be a bright, bright sunshiny day.

I think I can make it now, the pain is gone. All of the bad feelings have disappeared.  Here is the rainbow I have been praying for. It’s gonna be a bright, bright sunshiny day!

Lazarus emerged from the tomb and he saw the radiant face of Jesus. All the dark obstacles to his transformation disappeared and he was entering into a bright, bright sunshiny day.

With Jesus shining in our hearts, we can enter into bright, bright sunshiny days. With the Holy Spirit working in us, we can be empowered to forgive and be freed from the rags of hate and revenge, and we can gain the fruit of the Spirit, which is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. (Galatians 5:6-26, NIV.) With Jesus, we can enter into eternal bright, bright sunshiny days.


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