Not The End Of The Story
Jesus was crucified for crimes He did not commit. He was crucified for the sins of the whole world. He suffered, bled, and died that we might have a right to the tree of life. He hung on that rugged cross for three hours before He hung his head and died, and it was in that very moment that our sins died and the price of our sins were atoned for. We should be forever grateful that Christ paid that price for us, because if He had not paid that price, we would have had to pay that price. Once Jesus died Joseph of Arimathea asked for the body of Jesus so that He could be buried before the Sabbath day.
The Scripture reminds us that, Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen shroud and laid it in His own new tomb, which he had cut in the rock. And he rolled a great stone to the entrance of the tomb and went away. I encourage you today to remember to thank God for all that wonderful things that He has done in your life. Jesus was dead and buried, but we do not have to lose hope, because we know how the story ends. We know that this is not the end of the story, just a step in the process to our redemption. Do not give up hope in the middle of the process as long as you are following Christ it is not the end of the story, and you can keep going because you know that it does not end at the tomb. There are going to be days when I want to give up and throw in the towel, but I have to remind myself that this is not the end of the story, Jesus is still with me every step of the way in the process.
Since I know that this is not the end of the story I still have hope, and that is why I am convinced, “It’s My Year To Get My Thing From My God!”
Lord thank you for not allowing this to be the end of the story for Christ or for me. Thank you for always being by my side. In Jesus Name Amen.
Rev. Dr. Stephen W. Pogue, Pastor
Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church
Mount Vernon, NY