But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8). Probably what is amazing about Easter to me is the reality that the sacrifice of the cross was made for a people unaware of their need. The Lord was out reconciling us to Himself and we didn’t even have a clue. It gets me thinking of the many times I am troubled by my cares and worries, those times I feel like I am all alone, like He doesn’t care or somehow ain’t interested by my situations only to realize that He is already or has already dealt with my needs. What a caring Father He is! And today He is alive, Jesus Christ cannot be numbered among the dead, nay, He is alive. He is alive to give me hope of hope above all hopelessness, He is alive to assure me of a life beyond death, He is alive to hear my cries and troubles and handle them for me. Even much He calls out for all that are ailing, all that feel wretched, all that are hopeless; the man of sorrows calls in the day of agony and in Him restores hope. What is your trouble, what is your need, the Lord assures us of His caring nature and only seeks our trust in Him to prevail. You may not always understand why you have to go through what it is you are facing, at times even understanding the reason will not soothe your predicament but you can rest on this assurance; even before you found yourself there, God saw it happen and is with you all through. He is a God who acts beforehand and holds our arm through it all.