Thursday, April 1, 2010
4/1- Maundy Thursday John 16:20 Grief turns to joy
John 16:20- Very Truly I tell you- you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices. You will grive but your grief will turn to joy.
Jesus said this right before his arrest (on Maundy Thursday). There are times when we are grieving, or sick, and sad and we do not understand the laughter and insensitivity of the world. When we are bearing our cross, some actually make it heavier to bear. Yet, even in the midst of persecution and grief, there is still hope. Our grief (our crosses) will turn to joy (our resurrection). Put your hope in God.
Today- our web page http://www.lmpchurch.org/ is down. I suspect some kind of virus attack (on holy week). Yet the truth of the gospel lives on. I always say- things must be special if you're having special persecution.
Tonight at our church the Invisible Children of Uganda are coming. Dinner is at 6:00 with a seder celebration afterwards; then the invisible children will give the program, and we will have a communion and tenebrae service.