From Joy to Sorrow to Joy Again with Guest Speaker Richard Kimball
Date: April 8, 2018
Have you ever had a happy surprise so unexpected and overwhelming that you could hardly believe it? Have you ever had your hopes and expectations crushed only to discover with immense joy that what you THOUGHT was lost or destroyed was restored to you, and in a way that you would never have dreamed?
Imagine then, the disciples of Jesus. They had hoped that their Lord was going to set up His Kingdom and free them from the oppression that they were experiencing under Roman rule. But all of their anticipations and aspirations were shattered when the "Christ of Victory" on Palm Sunday, became the "Christ of Agony", on the "Cross of Shame and Death" just a few days later.
This brings us to the hours and days immediately following the Resurrection of our Lord, and to our meditation this morning. Grief and despair, sorrow and disbelief are changed, (sometimes in an instant), to joy and hopefulness, gladness and faith when disciples and followers come face to face with the RISEN Lord
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