Never give up hope. Out of the most tragic circumstances can come the greatest peace and the greatest joy. Look at the people alive when Jesus was here on earth. They believed in him as the one person who was going to save them from corrupt government and tyranny. Then the most tragic set of events occurred…he died…he was crucified even though he was with out sin. For three days they mourned and were very frightened for there own lives. Then the most amazing and unexpected thing happened next…he was raised from the dead. Can you imagine the unbelievable joy they sensed when they were speaking with him? Incredible…yet without his death and the death of our sins there could be no resurrection. May God’s peace be with you.
“For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.”
(This photo was taken in June of 2016 at a lake near Minneapolis, Minnesota)