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In Christ There Is Hope

April 14, 2020
By Diana Schmidt

"He is not here; for He has risen, just as He said..." - Matthew 28:6

Even in these uncertain days, Christ's resurrection brings hope of new life in Him. May our days be filled with peace, joy and purpose, and may we live the abundant life God invites us to walk in with Him today.

What did the early church do after Easter? Pray. In Acts 1:12-14, we see how the apostles prayed and were united in prayer after Jesus ascended into heaven.

12 Then the apostles returned to Jerusalem from the hill called the Mount of Olives, a Sabbath day’s walk[a] from the city. 13 When they arrived, they went upstairs to the room where they were staying. Those present were Peter, John, James and Andrew; Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew; James son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot, and Judas son of James. 14 They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.

It is eye-opening that as soon as Jesus ascended into heaven the apostles were united in prayer. They prayed for the church and for each other. You can assume they felt a loss after Jesus, their leader, physically was no longer with them. 

What I want to do is challenge the families of HCS to walk in the footsteps of the early church and PRAY. Pray for our school, pray for our teachers and staff, pray for our students, pray for our town, pray for the state of California and our great nation. As 1 Thessalonians 5:17 states, "pray without ceasing."

We have a lot of hope in Him. We have hope in how God's going to use this pandemic in our school, community and great nation to bring glory to Him.