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The Twilight Zone

  • When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing, and didn't know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? Who are you looking for?" She, supposing him to be the gardener, said to him, "Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away." Jesus said to her, "Mary." John 20:14'16 WEB.

    Mary and the disciples of Jesus thought He would become king like David and boot the Roman occupiers out of Israel. Instead, they watched as Jesus was arrested, beaten, and crucified, and His lifeless body was placed in a tomb. It was so final and shocking.

    Early the next morning, Mary Magdalen stood at His tomb, grief-stricken and heartbroken. Jesus stood right in front of her, yet she didn't recognize Him. She thought He was the gardener.

    When my Dad passed away, it was like life was suspended for a time. Things seemed detached, unreal, and just plain wrong. Everything seemed surreal, and I hoped to wake up soon. But as days turned into weeks, and months turned into years, life without him gradually became the new normal. It wasn't easy, and I still miss him, but our life goes on, and we must adapt to change.

    When traumatizing things occur, like suddenly losing a loved one, we seem to step into the twilight zone for a bit. It's our way of avoiding the reality we can't face. We all have to face times like this in our life. If you live long enough, you will see all your friends pass on before you.

    Everyone wants to go to heaven, but no one wants to die. If you want a sobering look at life, take a walk through a cemetery and look at the dates. Even though the cycle of life is nothing new, few are prepared for it to end. For believers, death is merely a transition to something better.

    The Holy Spirit is there with us to bring comfort during these trying times. However, we may not recognize Him, just as Mary didn't recognize Jesus standing right in front of her. He is "The Comforter." God gives us space during these times of grief, and He doesn't hold our anger or outbursts against us, for He understands what we are going through. He lost a loved One as well and knows how it feels.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please send me the Comforter today, for I need a touch from You. Fill me up to where I will not feel so empty, and dry my tears. Please bring Your Son shine back into my life Lord. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: 'Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.' (Philippians 4:6-7) ~ If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck May your Holy Spirit give us Peace and Comfort, Thank You Father!
December 7, 2022
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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Heavenly Father, please send me the Comforter today, for I need a touch from You. Fill me up to where I will not feel so empty, and dry my tears. Please bring Your Son shine back into my life Lord. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen! ❤️
December 7, 2022
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen

December 7, 2022
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen 

December 7, 2022
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord. 

December 7, 2022
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

December 7, 2022
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen.

December 7, 2022
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Praise the Lord for his comfort. Amen!

December 7, 2022
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

December 7, 2022
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen.  Heavenly Father,×Bless those who need You more than me.  Bless us all.  AMEN

December 7, 2022
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen 

December 7, 2022
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Father for being so understanding 

December 7, 2022
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Thanks pastor Dion I needed this reminder. My 1st wife Donielle celebrated her 50th birthday in heaven on December 3rd. At least I like to think so.

December 7, 2022
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Maria Melendez
Maria Melendez

 Amen !

December 7, 2022
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David  Earlywine
David Earlywine

Amen,praise the Lord Jesus 

December 7, 2022
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

I miss my parents and other family members who are in Heaven but I await our glorious reunion someday! Thank You, Jesus!

December 7, 2022
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Thank you Reverend Dion for todays devotion regarding grief!  It's never easy loosing loved ones!  I know because all of my loved ones have passed on and I still feel what you described in your sermon!  I know that without Jesus I would not have made it and I thank Gid for His precious Son Jesus Christ, my comforter and friend, Amen!!

December 7, 2022
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! 

December 7, 2022
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Lord I was just praying for a feeling from you that I'd know you care. Amen. 

December 7, 2022
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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen Lord Jesus!

December 7, 2022