Zis-N-Zat From Pastor Asher

God is my conscience, Jesus lives in my heart… this blog is about what I see, what I think, what I do and how I serve God

Easter Message from Bishop Johnson: “The Five Most Hopeful Words in the Bible”

I once read that the five most hopeful words in the Bible are this: “And it came to pass.”  What does that mean?  It means that “it came” (whatever it is in life that comes your way) and it “passes” (it goes away).

This winter was full of many snowy and frigid cold days.  The rhododendron plants  in the front of my house were shriveled in the cold.  They looked like brown frozen sticks for weeks on end and sometimes they were coated with ice and snow.  But it “came to pass!”  This morning in the springtime sun they have perked up and there even are buds of those beautiful pink flowers that will be blooming in a month or two.  Winter as passed and new life has returned.

During this Holy Week when we journey along with Christ on the road to the cross we already know that death was not the last word.  After Good Friday comes Easter! The sorrow of the cross “came to pass” and death became resurrection.

You may be experiencing difficulty or problems that seem to drag on like those cold weeks of winter. But look up: “it came to pass.”  Bad times will ultimately pass.  God will see you through!  Nothing can separate you from the love of God in Christ Jesus and Jesus is with you always whatever life may bring. 

– Bishop Peggy A. Johnson

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