Psalm 30:5 For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
Hello CAC Friends,
Easter is upon us and it is like no other Easter we have ever experienced. Churches closed, families encouraged to stay apart, and a fear sweeping our lives like we have never known. No one ever anticipated we would see things like they are now. We should be finalizing arrangements for our departure to Las Vegas. Getting excited about seeing our friends and wrestling family that we only see this very special time each year. But here we are having to wait another six months for our blessed reunion. I am sure that like me you were saddened it had to be delayed.
Here in this time of uncertainty I am reminded of another moment in time when some very close friends were saddened and scared. It was Friday night and The Lord was dead. Judas had betrayed him, the disciples had gone into hiding, and Peter the most outspoken of the twelve had betrayed him. A very dark time for them. Forced into fearing for their lives, not sure who they could trust. All they had was each other that night. Crying, worried, and not knowing what the future held. Kind of sounds like us right now. We don't know what tomorrow holds. News accounts seem to get worse each day, Jobs lost, grocery store shelfs scarcely stocked and some items you can't find. Saddened and scared because our lives have been rearranged. The everyday normal life we complained about, we long to have it back.
Note Psalm 30:5, above. "Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning." On Friday night the disciples cried and were afraid but Sunday morning was coming. Easter is the day we celebrate the resurrection of Christ. Yes, joy came in the early hours of that Sunday morning. As we continue in this season of our lives remember "Joy comes in the morning" . We will get through this trying time and lives will go back to some sense of normality. We'll get together in September and laugh about how we coped with the pandemic. No matter how you worship or how you pray remember this time did not slip up on God. He's got this and He's got us. Joy will come in the morning! Much love to all my CAC family.
Bobby Simmons Chaplain CAC