Encouragement: Walk With a Woman for Just 6 Days

For You From The Word

The women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. (Matthew 28:8)

For You To Think About

sunrays in cloudsSix dark days stretch between the celebration of Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem and the overwhelming joy of the empty tomb.

For Jesus’ followers, it was a time of uncertainty, followed by brokenness and isolation. Lives were in danger. Confusion reigned. What would their future hold? Jesus had told them He would rise again. But in the midst of their despair, it was nearly impossible to live in hope.

When the women saw Jesus at the tomb, all of that changed. They ran to tell the disciples. Suddenly, light had come.

When you think about it, don’t those who face an unplanned pregnancy share a similar situation to the disciples? Their futures have suddenly changed. Uncertainty takes hold. Soon, loneliness and fear extend choking tentacles. Quite literally, lives are in danger. Darkness can drag these women and men to the bottommost depths of hopelessness … until someone shares hope.

They need a Friend to walk with them during their “six dark days” – their season of despair – and to encourage them to hang on. Easter morning is coming.

For You To Pray

Lord of life,
Thank you for Your overwhelming sacrifice of Jesus on our behalf. Reach out to women and men who face an unplanned pregnancy. Allow them to see through their brokenness to the hope You have promised. Raise up Friends to do so.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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