Resurrection of Jesus Means Hope Will Never Die


The Resurrection of Jesus is one of the greatest events in history, but the few days before it were filled with sadness and pain. Empty is the Five Minute Friday word for this week.


I thought of the emptiness the disciples must have felt when Jesus died. His mother, Mary, would have been crushed as she saw him hanging there. But I like to think she knew the prophecies and held onto the hope He would rise again.


Resurrection Hope


 There was darkness all around. People began to lose hope, because they thought Jesus was going to come with power to overthrow their oppressors. But His power was in His willingness to take the sins of the world upon his own shoulders, break sin’s hold upon us and conquer death by His resurrection.

 As I pondered these thoughts I wrote the following poem during my five minutes of free write.

 An Empty Tomb

Empty were their hearts
As hope seemed to be dying
Jesus breathed his last

Empty and afraid
Hiding in an upper room
His disciples cried

Empty was the tomb
On that first day of the week
Where was his body

Mary knelt and cried
Someone gently spoke her name
She gasped! It was He

Jesus had risen
Hope was very much alive
Praise His holy name


I’m linking up with: Marvia’s Holy Week Reflections, #FiveMinuteFriday#LMMLinkup

20 thoughts on “Resurrection of Jesus Means Hope Will Never Die

  1. Dear Gayl,
    Thank you for these beautiful words on this Good Friday! Just as it was for the disciples when things were so dark, we begin to lose our hope when we feel the darkness too, don’t we? But these words:

    “Jesus had risen
    Hope was very much alive
    Praise His holy name”

    made me realize that because Jesus is alive, hope can never die now either! He will keep it alive for us, within HIS eternal heart. Thank you for sharing such precious thoughts of encouragement! Blessings, Love and Hugs to you dear friend! xoxo

    1. Dear Bettie,
      I wondered if I would be able to write anything and then the words just came. God knew they needed to be shared, and I’m glad I followed through.

      You encourage me, and I love how God uses us to encourage each other. There’s a connection there that is so precious. I’m so glad we “met” online!

      Blessings, love and hugs to you, dear sweet friend! xoxo

    1. Thank you Heather. Yes, a mother’s love does stretch onwards, doesn’t it?
      Thanks for visiting. Have a great Easter celebration. Blessings to you!

  2. Joining you as your FMF neighbor (#64). Thank you for sharing your words. When we lose hope, we are made empty. Because of our hope in Christ, we are made whole!

  3. Dear Gayl, I love your pondering on the heart of Jesus’ mother, Mary, and the disciples as they were caught in the interim between the crucifixion and resurrection to come. We so easily slip forward to those verses, in our eagerness to reach the part where hope is brought alive again in a wonderful way by the empty tomb. Yet, for them, a degree of dashed hopes, bewilderment and confusion reigned above the rejoicing to come. Your lovely, thoughtful poem really spoke to me, too, particularly the last stanza, as highlighted by Bettie above. Powerful thoughts! Blessings, love and hugs to you, sweet poetic friend. xoxo

    1. Dear Joy, Thank you for your thoughtful comments. Yes, I know I usually tend to skip ahead to the part where Jesus rises from the dead, but sometimes it’s good to think about what might have been going through the minds of those who had been close to him.

      I’m glad the poem spoke to you, too. 🙂 Blessings, love and hugs right back to you, dear friend! xoxo

  4. I totally agree, Gayl. It must have been devastating to see someone you worship and revere, someone who’s done miracles after miracles before your eyes treated the way Jesus was. They must have lost all hope and faith. And then the resurrection happened.

    What a lovely reminder that as long as we have God in our hearts, hope is alive. Because if He had conquered death, what else can He not conquer?

    (Belated) Happy Easter, friend!

    1. Lux, thanks so much for stopping by and adding your comments! I can’t imagine what it must have felt like for them to watch him die.We are blessed to know the end of the story and he did rise from the grave with power.

      You’re right! Is there anything he can’t conquer? A Belated Happy Easter to you, too. Blessings!

  5. Thank you for these words, it is so easy to lose hope but we have to remember God is always with us. Love the poem.
    Thanks for sharing at LMM Link up to see you again this week.
    Have a great week

    1. Thank you, Connie. I”m glad you like the poem. And yes, we do need to remember God is always with us.

      Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful, blessed week!

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