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Summary: What do I do when all seems lost? What to do when your dreams are crushed! If you are here with confusion, questions in your mind, dreams scattered there is a message for you.

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INTRODUCTION:

We all have dreams in life. But quite often the journey of life is strewn with the wreckage of dreams. Failures, lost hope, and disappointments are roadblocks to our dreams. I am here to tell you no matter what your circumstances; God will satisfy the desires and dreams of your life.

In Luke 24, the dawn broke on that first Easter morning upon a night of crushed hopes because for many people their dreams had died. Just 3 days prior the Lord Jesus Christ had been crucified.

As that morning broke on the first Easter Sunday some woman who loved the Lord Jesus Christ very much; Mary Magdalene (delivered from demon possession), Joanna, Mary the mother of James and a number of other woman made their way to the tomb. They went out of love, carrying with them the spices for embalming his body. As they got to the tomb, they found it was open. The stone had been rolled away.

They made their way to the interior of the tomb and Jesus’ body was not there. So not only they were crushed and dismayed but now they were confused because his body was gone. Can you get the picture? Total loss, total dismay. No hope whatsoever, not even a glimmer of hope to hang on to.

As they left the tomb there were two men in shining garments, two angels who appeared there, standing by them. These women were afraid. The women bowed their faces to the earth because of fear and the men said, “Why do you see the living among the dead?”

Now that question did not make sense to them, they were not seeking the living. Jesus was dead, they were seeking the dead among the dead. But these angles said: Luke 24:6-7 6He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: 7‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’’

These angels were talking about an event 6 months prior while Jesus was in Galilee. Jesus spoke about his death then. Jesus then repeated himself over and over again that he must die and that on the third day he would rise again. But in their human experience, they had never seen anything like that. So it took these 2 angels to remind them to remember what Jesus had been teaching them for the past 6 months.

Luke 24:8 Then they remembered his words. They believed. The women left the sepulchre and found the 11 and the other disciples. Now the disciples were hiding. They were fearful for their lives. Jesus had been killed, they were probably next. Here they were crushed, their dreams gone, there was no way.

So these women told disciples all these things. Luke 24:9 When they came back from the tomb, they told all these things to the Eleven and to all the others.

Now what were that all these things that they told them? I think that included what the angels had told them that Jesus is risen. They also told the scripture the Jesus spoke of in Galilee.

When you look at the disciples response we find some very sad words. Luke 24:11 But they did not believe the women, because their words seemed to them like nonsense.


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