Mark 15:33-35 NRSV

“When it was noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon.  At three o’clock, Jesus cried out in a loud voice, ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’

Objects in mirror are closer than they appear.

We see this message every day when we look into the passenger’s mirror of our cars.  How cryptic those words are!

Life is closer than it appears, full of surprises.

Jesus is closer than He appears.

God is closer than God appears.

Our families and friends are closer than they appear.

Our faith community at PVUMC is closer than it appears.

And Easter is closer than it appears, bringing to the community of saints and sinners a message of hope and joy! We know with Christ that God never forsakes us.

Prayer:  Oh, Creator, whose Son surprises us with hope and joy, prepare us to receive those “objects” that are truly much closer to us than they appear. And to remember that though it may appear God has forsaken us, God never has and never will. Amen.

Jan Elsea

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