Even when the night is long and unending, despite the unceasing thunder and rain of the storm, bad weather never stays forever and in the end the sun always rises and wipes away the sorrow of the past. The sun may often be hard or impossible for us to see but even in the worst storm it is still there and it will always rise again after the night is done.
It is sometimes hard to understand why the darkness had to come and ruin the perfect day or the storm had to take the fun out of the picnic on the beach….just like we cannot always see why things work out the way they do…why loved ones must die, why jobs must be lost, why loneliness must be felt, why sad feelings cannot be suppressed…why a perfect man must be flogged and beaten and die among criminals for an undeserving world of sinners. It is strange, really it is. It seems cloudy to me why these things have occurred and continue to happen. But then the Sun rises and light appears and the fullness of the promise is shown.
We still don’t understand exactly why the sun seemed to show up out of the blue after the rain or how sun could appear after a night so dark. We don’t know why we’ve suffered or they’ve suffered or why He did it…for us. There is so much we don’t know or understand. But we do know one thing and that is that the Sun has risen and because of that, death has been put to death and life has been brought to life.
Jesus died for us but He has risen! We do not have to die but we can live! Rejoice! Be glad! The storm is gone and the Sun has come!
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.