By Pastor Tim Eaton
Hopeless. What does that mean to you? Does it resonate with you? Is it where you are at? Hopeless means that we believe we are at the end of the road. It means we believe that there is no more opportunity for positive change. We are expecting things to get worse. It’s a feeling that comes when we can’t see a way out or a way up. It’s a feeling that comes with dire consequences. When we are hopeless, we often become action-less as well. Or worse, we act foolishly and make our situation worse!
But what if we believe the things we keep telling ourselves are wrong? What if there was hope? What if there was no such thing as a hopeless situation? Did you know that the joy and the events of Easter come at a seemingly hopeless time? Jesus, the promised Savior, had died on a cross. His story seemed over – hopeless. But three days later, He was alive again! By overcoming death, he pronounced every situation HOPE-FILLED!
When you feel hopeless, remember this promise from Isaiah 40:31: “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
You just never know what God is going to do in your story. Find hope for your story, this Easter at Edgewater. Join us for Easter Sunday services at 6:30 and 10:00 a.m.; as well as a special Good Friday service on April 19 at 7 p.m., and our Annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 20 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. – all at Harada Elementary.
Pastor Tim Eaton, Edgewater Lutheran Church, Sundays at 10am, Harada Elementary,12884 Oakdale Street, Eastvale, CA 92880, http://www.EdgewaterLutheran.org