"Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead" (2 Tim. 2:8).
On Sunday I preached to my people, "Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, at three times: on Sunday morning, each morning, and when things look bleak."
Sunday morning is the Church's weekly celebration of Easter. And each morning can be a little Easter: Rise and shine! But most important is to remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, when things look bleak.
Paul practiced what he preached. When he wrote these words to Timothy, Paul was soon to be executed.
Do things look bleak for you? Physically, emotionally, even spiritually, or a combination?
Even on the cloudiest of days, the sun is still shining above the clouds, brightly as ever. Remember that. By which I mean, When things look bleak, remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead - the Son who died for you, lives to be with you, and "loves you every day the same, even calls you by your name."
If you are weak, He is strong, but gentle, and turns a bleak outlook into a bright "uplook" the second you...
Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead!