Sorrow to joy

March 22, 2018 by Dr. Jack Graham

“He is not here, but has risen!” 

–Luke 24:6

Have you ever gone through a personal struggle and wondered, “Where is Jesus? Sometimes, especially in the midst of a crisis, you and I might think that Jesus has utterly disappeared.

Well, the disciples certainly felt this way just after Jesus’ death on the cross. He had promised to never leave them or forsake them, but now it seemed as though he was gone forever. And things took an ever stranger twist.

Some of the women went to the tomb to anoint his body, but when they reached the tomb, the found the stone rolled away, and Jesus’ body was gone! This was overwhelming news to the disciples. First, he was dead, and now his body was missing!

But while they were lamenting, two men in shining garments declared to them, “He is not here, but has risen!” Now you and I may know the great hope residing in those words, but the disciples were utterly bewildered. Fortunately, they didn’t have to wonder long. Soon, a gloriously risen Jesus came to them personally and proved that he was alive! And Jesus turned sorrow into celebration.

Often in the face of hardship and discouragement you may wonder, “Where is Jesus? Where did he go?” 

Well, I assure you that he is there! The Scripture says to seek him and you will find him! Let Jesus come to you personally and show you that he lives.


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