Today's Good News


4/04            John 20:19-20

That evening, on the first day of the week, the disciples were meeting behind locked doors because they were afraid of the Jewish leaders. Suddenly, Jesus was standing there among them! “Peace be with you,” he said. As he spoke, he held out his hands for them to see, and he showed them his side. They were filled with joy when they saw their Lord!


I was trained as an accountant to look at the facts. The fact is that a lot of different people witnessed the resurrected Christ.

I have a decision to make. Am I going to go it alone or chance it with Jesus? I’ve walked down dark alleys. The fear would be so heavy on my heart that I could barely breathe. When I got to the light it was as if the fears of the world had been lifted off my shoulders.

Jesus’ presence lifted the excruciating weight of the future off the disciples shoulder. Now they knew, He was alive.



Fear makes me do the things I said I wouldn’t do.

I twist and twirl and do the hoo-chi-coo.

It causes me to fabricate a face that isn’t there.

I also treat you badly cause I don’t think you care.

But Jesus knows my heart and all my hopes down deep.

He sees the things that make me crazy.

He reaches down inside of me and sets a captive free.

The things that made me twist and twirl are dead.

Now when I see you I can be a friend.

I don’t have to focus on who will win.

Christ has assured me that I count.

He is all and in all and lives inside my heart.

I am important and you are too.

No longer just competing I belong.

Unknown tomorrows create Savior’s song.

Jesus paid it all that I might have peace with God.




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Clay Corvin

Clay Corvin is currently a Bible Teacher and occasional preacher at Bethel Community Baptist Church in New Orleans. He is the retired VP Business and Professor of Admin at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary after completing 38 years as their Business Administrator. He was the pastor at the Brantley Baptist Center for twenty-five years. He is married to Carol Corvin and the father of three children and has three grandchildren. He ministers today as Co-pastor of the Bethel Community Baptist Church and seeks to share the Gospel with everyone. Jesus is Lord!