Recently, I heard someone share a story. She explained that her 4-year-old daughter asked to go out and play, to which she replied "yes." The child went to the door in the kitchen that led to the backyard, but she could not get the deadbolt unlocked, so she called for help. Her mother, busy with something else, could not come immediately and answered, "OK, wait a minute." A short time later the mother finished her task and headed for the kitchen. She saw her young daughter just standing there by the locked door, patiently waiting, trusting her mother's word. God spoke to her heart: See, honey, that's what being a child is.

How hard is that for us sometimes, trusting that He will do what He has promised? How hard must that have been for the apostles, for his followers, for his own mother, once they'd seen Him bleed on that cross and then die. How hard to wait for those three dark days ... but then ... His glorious resurrection!

Ann Voskamp writes:

Today, wait. Sit at the tomb and wait on the Lord. Trust when all is dark. Believe when the stone is rolled in and sealed.

Carry a stone in your pocket and remember: there is hope.

Wait and have faith in the coming Resurrection, glorious light erupting on black horizon.

A thought from the Word ...

Psalm 37:5
Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act.

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