This is the Sunday of the mini-Easter. Before we take our journey for Lent 2019, we are assured that our work in worship, prayer, and the spiritual possibilities available to the disciples of Christ, will all turn out to be effective and successful. The path ahead may be difficult, but its testing will prove worthwhile. We choose to walk with Jesus knowing darkness and suffering will result in glory and victory. God blesses the sincerity of our struggles and promises us how we are persistently remembered and loved even through times of trial and trouble.