Jesus’ story never grows old. He is still what Easter is all about. I pray this Easter meditation about Palm Sunday will bless and encourage you.
The name “Good Friday” seems to be a misnomer. Can anything good come from death by crucifixion? Does pain have a purpose? Early in Jesus’ ministry, scoffers hurled their own ignorant disbeliefs: “Can anything good come from Nazareth?”
Some of us may feel like Thomas, who questioned the Lord after His resurrection appearance. At times, we too, need to know that Jesus is truly real. Circumstances leave us discouraged, and we soon forget God’s work in our lives.
Have you ever experienced times that leave you hanging between a rock and a hard place: times of confusion, fear, sorrow, loneliness? Relationships may fail; precious dreams die. Winters appear bleak; answers won’t come. Our circumstances vary, but we all go through them.
Is God dead? That’s the question debated in the new movie, God’s Not Dead. After viewing the movie, I think our capacity to believe may have to do with stones. Ones like the massive stone in front of Jesus’ tomb that we think of at Easter.