Thought for The Day – Sunday 4th April (Easter Sunday)

And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

Matthew 24: 14

When Sunday came about the disciples were still in despair. Jesus was dead, they were in hiding, their opponents were celebrating. Yet by the time the day finished the disciples were celebrating and their opponents were doing damage limitation. Amidst all of this the one who was dead was now alive! We look back in hindsight and we see the end of the day but it’s important to recognise the start of the day. There will be times in your life when despair will be your bedfellow; each of us knows what it means to lose hope. To claim different is to delude ourselves.

If that was the end of things life would be a very dark place, thankfully it’s not because we have the end of the day! Despair replaced with hope, darkness with light, death with life. Whatever your circumstances today, remember the end of the day!

Prayer: Father be the light in my life. Be the hope in my being. Lead me through to the end of the day.

Action: Give thanks for the promise of a new day in Jesus.

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