Yesterday, Christians all over the globe gather together to worship. To praise. To sing. To celebrate the resurrection. I don’t know what passage you heard preached upon at whatever church you attended yesterday (At Asbury I hopped around a bit, but landed on John 20:1-10), but I wanted to read from Matthew 28:5-10 this morning:
But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and behold, he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him. See, I have told you.” So they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. And behold, Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came up and took hold of his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee, and there they will see me.”
What now? What do we do now? We proclaimed and celebrated the resurrection yesterday. What now?
Easter, for us as Christians, is not just a one day thing, but it’s a rest of our lives thing. He is risen. And He remains risen. He is just as alive today, as He was yesterday, as He will be tomorrow. Yesterday we were full of hope and full of expectation.
Let’s live the same way today. Let’s live with that same victory that we had yesterday. Let’s live with that same passion we had yesterday. Let’s live with that same hope that we had yesterday.
For, He is risen! He remains risen. He is alive.
We have hope. Today, live like it. Live in that hope, in that peace, in that victory.
Easter isn’t just one Sunday on a calendar. It’s the rest of our lives. Let’s live it today!
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