Bringing hope in time of uncertainty

RECENTLY I read an article about a father and his teenage son who were living in Mexico City. They had an argument and the son, Paco, shouted curses at his father and then stormed out of the house and didn’t return. Days turned into weeks, weeks into months.

The father searched the city and finally in desperation he took an advertisement in the newspaper. It said: “Paco, if you read this, I want you to know that all is forgiven. I love you and I will be waiting for you this Sunday at the entrance to the city park. I hope you show up, love Dad.”
That Sunday morning about 100 Pacos showed up at the park, all looking for forgiveness.
Today we see many people searching for forgiveness, for hope, for meaning. And the message of Easter is Jesus Christ suffered and died for the sins of mankind and rose from the dead, bringing hope in uncertain times.
The bible says in Matthew 12:20-21: “A bruised reed He will not break, and a smouldering wick He will not snuff out … in His name, the nations will put their hope.”
Perhaps you’ve been bruised by the trials of life?
If Jesus Christ was powerful enough to rise from the dead, he is powerful enough to remove the hinderances that block our life.
Jesus gives us hope during times of uncertainty and unfairness. He gives us strength and courage in every situation.
The message of Easter validates every promise Jesus made, giving forgiveness, hope and encouragement, when everything else looks bleak.
Pastor Paul Jabez,
iShine Church.