Finding the Risen Lord, Up on the Roof

“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” –  Matthew 11:28-30
Two Thousand years ago today, The Son was separated from The Father and The Holy Spirit had not yet come.
The agent of creation that had come down to be the Lamb of reconciliation was sacrificed yesterday, Good Friday.
Tomorrow, up from the grave will Jesus defeat today’s grave. At Pentecost, born again comfort came.
Jesus suffered so that he could change us who also suffer thru depressions and recessions, great and small, into Sons of God that can inherit eternal life. When the Son of the Virgin Mary got down, he retreated to a garden.
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DeVine Gamecock often seeks succor, like The Drifters, Up on the Roof(LISTEN):

When this old world starts getting me down
And people are just too much for me to face
I climb way up to the top of the stairs
And all my cares just drift right into space
On the roof, it’s peaceful as can be
And there the world below can’t bother me
Let me tell you now

When I come home feelin’ tired and beat
I go up where the air is fresh and sweet (up on the roof)
I get away from the hustling crowd
And all that rat-race noise down in the street (up on the roof)
On the roof, the only place I know
Where you just have to wish to make it so
Let’s go up on the roof (up on the roof)

brief instrumental-chiefly strings

At night the stars put on a show for free
And, darling, you can share it all with me

I keep a-tellin’ you

Right smack dab in the middle of town
I’ve found a paradise that’s trouble proof (up on the roof)
And if this world starts getting you down
There’s room enough for two
Up on the roof (up on the roof)
Up on the roo-oo-oof (up on the roof)
Oh, come on, baby (up on the roof)
Oh, come on, honey (up on the roof)

[Fade]

Everything is all right (up on the roof)

Mike DeVine

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