Most of us spend a lot of time dreaming of the future, never realizing that a little of it arrives each day.
You may delay, but time will not. –Benjamin Franklin
“Joy of the Lord” is really just a state of mind and a state of heart.
The Joy of the Lord is fixing your gaze, which determines your attitude and actions, on the eternal values that you’ll be living by forever, and cut yourself loose from the temporary setbacks.
The Joy of the Lord is your strength! (Nehemiah 8:10b)
“Why should the Christian hope of eschatological resurrection appear to modern man as anything more than mere wishful thinking?”
“The answer lies in the Christian conviction that a man has been proleptically raised by God from the dead as the forerunner and exemplar of our own eschatological resurrection.”
“The great gift of Easter is hope—hope which makes us have that confidence in God, in His ultimate triumph, and in His goodness and love, which nothing can shake.” —Author unknown
“If Easter says anything to us today, it says this: You can put truth in a grave, but it won’t stay there. You can nail it to a cross, bind it tightly in sheets, and shut it up in a tomb, but it will rise!” —Clarence W. Hall