Several years ago, I heard a sermon titled, “It’s Friday, but Sunday’s a coming.” I don’t remember everything about it, but I do remember where the idea came from.
It’s where Jesus was crucified on a Friday and things were looking bleak. But by Sunday, things turned around and he rose from the dead.
Most of us don’t have tragedy in our lives compared to the crucifixion, but we do have issues that confront us. You may have received word that you have or will be losing your job. You may have suffered physical setbacks or even may have life-threatening diseases or illnesses.
You may have been a victim of a violent crime, or may have a child who, even though you did your best to raise them right, has done something you are not proud of. You may have lost a loved one, either by tragedy or by natural causes; either way, it is still a loss.
You may have lost your home or may be suffering financially, or you may have been hurt in a relationship that somehow went wrong. You may be a person whose life hasn’t turned out the way that would make a mother proud, or you may be a person who sees no reason to keep on living.
All of these issues can be looked at as your Friday. They are present with you now, and unless there is some intervention from somewhere, the outlook isn’t very promising.
The good news is that there really is someone out there who cares and loves you more than you ever can imagine. The same power that raised Jesus from the grave is the same power that can raise you up out of your circumstances victoriously. There is light at the end of the tunnel, and yes, there is hope.
All you need to do is to put your faith in Jesus Christ and make a decision to be his follower. For you, Sunday can be a coming. The choice is yours.