"Sins are the cause of our afflictions, and Christ only forgives them if we believe"
Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the sepulcher. And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone; and sat upon it. His appearance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow. And for fear of him the guards trembled and became like dead men. But the angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid; for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and behold, he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him. Lo, I have told you." So they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. And behold, Jesus met them and said, "Hail!" And they came up and took hold of his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, "Do not be afraid; go and tell my brethren to go to Galilee, and there they will see me."
"Blessed be the King that comes in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in highest."
A nurse on the pediatric ward, before listening to the little ones' chests, would plug the stethoscope into their ears and let them listen to their own hearts. Their eyes would always light up with awe. But she never got a response to equal four-year-old David's.
Gently he tucked the stethoscope in his ears and placed the disk over his heart. "Listen," she said, "What do you suppose that is?" He drew his eyebrows together in a puzzled line and looked up as if lost in the mystery of the strange tap-tap-tapping deep in his chest. Then his face broke out in a wondrous grin. "Is that Jesus "
Listen to your heartbeat. Listen for the knock of Jesus upon the door of your heart.
~Whisper Jesus~ Today I got a burden And I felt that I should pray For God's spirit seemed to tell me That you needed prayer today
I don't know what the problem is I sure do know the cure And if you'll only let Him God will keep you safe and secure
In life there's always problems Cropping up to spoil our day My friend you know the answer All you have to do is pray
If you still feel you're defeated And you want to run and hide Just reach out and I'll be there Right there by your side
Remember, Whisper "Jesus" For He is just a prayer away He's so close that you can touch Him All you have to do is pray