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Beyond the Trouble (Have a blessed Resurrection Day!)

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    Beyond the Trouble
    By: Maxine M.

    In Spring we celebrate Christ’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem’s historic street
    A “good” day, as the people hailed Him with Hosannas loud and sweet
    It must have brought Him comfort as He knew His mission was nearly complete

    It gave a small sense of the Glory that awaits Him at His 2nd advent, the soon coming return
    The extreme adoration and worship His death & resurrection would earn
    But He also knew that the coming week would bring distress, anguish & mental concern

    Thursday brought one last meal, a time of fellowship, but He had a heavy heart
    The disciples were confused about what He’d said, His words pierced like a sharp dart
    But they refused to think that soon they and their Lord would be apart

    From last Sunday the setting had changed to a very different scene
    Jealousy stirred up an angry mob; what exactly did these “RELIGIOUS” leaders’ untrue statement mean?
    Crucify Him!! Crucify Him!!, they cried…the disciples were too scared to intervene

    He was beaten, scourged, tormented, mocked, scorned, the jubilation of last week would fade
    The Hosannas were now silent, as His life for a known criminal they wanted to trade
    Not one of them realized this was God’s plan; that, for their sin, His Son’s life would be paid

    Friday was the day of our Saviour’s death…crucifixion is a very cruel way to die
    A horrible, painful, physical day for Jesus, but all of Satan’s interference, His death would defy
    A guaranteed way of escape, to flee punishment, this day would supply

    Because His LOVE showed through the cruelty, even the crown of thorns & painful nails
    Humiliated & drug to Calvary’s Hill, on public view, a death inflicted on disgraced males
    But thank God, when giving us His Holy Book, He let us know the gruesome details

    His body lovingly placed in a borrowed tomb, a large rock rolled in place to make it secure
    A very sad “down” day for His followers; how could the HOPE He brought now endure?
    Many had believed He’d come to free them from Rome, the evil in the world miraculously cure

    But then came RESURRECTION SUNDAY, the wonderful day we still celebrate
    From the darkness of Friday to the brilliant Light, in which any & every person can participate
    By accepting His completion of the plan that only a loving, forgiving, almighty God would create

    The sadness and tears of Mary Magdalene were changed when Jesus revealed Himself to her
    She went quickly to tell the disciples (and Peter)…that morning must have went by in a blur
    Stunned, shocked, His followers had a hard time believing just what had occurred

    He mercifully came and appeared in their presence; didn’t need to knock & open the door
    In His new resurrected body, He showed them the scars of the cross He bore
    But His love & concern for ALL of them was just as great & vital as before

    He was in perfect peace since His earthly mission had been accomplished, the garden’s agony left behind
    That terrible stressful day now turned into the most joyous event you’ll ever find
    Because God’s plan is that JOY always follows sorrow, but to this fact we’re often blind

    So are YOU going through a ROUGH spell, nothing seems to go right?
    You can’t see a light at the end of the tunnel, only endless night
    But every seemingly hopeless situation CAN change, a future unknown to us, to a pure delight

    As we observe Holy Week, where Jesus was hailed as King, betrayed by a friend
    Deserted by His inner circle, for at His trial there was no one to defend
    On the cross He was for the first time separated from His Father, but reconciliation for us by His sacrifice He’d send

    Because Jesus rose from the grave, death was vanquished; the fear of it defeated forever more
    The “down” depressed days of our bad situation, to joy and happiness, His gift will restore
    Our victory is right THERE, JUST BEYOND the trouble, when Jesus is at our inner core

    So we see all of life is a series of ups & downs, BUT when you surrender to Jesus as Lord,
    The last stage is always up, as to our final days we’re moving toward
    All the pain and trouble we endure here, an accumulation for a heavenly reward

    Have a blessed Resurrection Day, everyone!
    sigpicAll poems/prose I post are written by my mom, Maxine M. (Pictured) ...given to her from our Lord. May they bless and encourage all who read. Please feel free to share them with anyone!
    Judy for Jesus