God Heavenly Father, Help us to keep our eyes on you and not on the troubles and trials of this life. Amen
Jesus was the son of God, the sacrificial lamb who takes away the sins of the world. He took our sins upon himself, an act of great faith and love for all mankind.
'Happy are those called to his supper.'
For God so loved the world that he gave his only son that whoever believes in him shall be saved.
On the night Dr Martin Luther King gave his final speech;
" I have been to the mountaintop I have looked over, and I have seen the promised land. I might not get there with you.... but I'm happy tonight, I am not worried about anything. I am not fearing any man. For Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord. "
The next day, he was assassinated.
Martin Luther King, our Lord Jesus and saint paul knew what lay beyond death. St Paul said
"I am already been poured out like a drink offering"
And yet "We fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal"
(2 Corrinthians 4 v18)
Then as written in 2 Timothy4v8
"There is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord will award to me on that day."
So like St Paul and Martin Luther King Let us continue to run in the great race of faith towards the goal and let us keep our eyes on the Lord Jesus the author and finisher of our faith.
This Easter - Remember death is not the end.