I love the glorious Easter season. There is such joy in celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, worshiping Him for His supreme sacrifice. He paid for the penalty of sin by dying on the cross. I marvel at the miracle of new life. Christ defeated the Enemy and conquered death when He rose from the grave on the third day.
Around the world the Church proclaims, “Hallelujah! Christ is risen!”
“He is risen indeed!”
It’s effortless to join the multitudes in declaring praise to our God on this pinnacle holiday. It’s easy to embrace the truth of who we are in Christ.
- The power of sin is broken over our lives.
- We are no longer slaves to sin.
- We are made new and walk in the freedom from the past.
- We stand in victory over darkness and evil.
- Eternal hope springs from our souls.
- We are royalty, adopted into the Family of God.
- We are deeply loved by our Heavenly Father.
There is so much more. I’m sure you could add to this starter list.
It feels natural to rejoice as we participate in the splendor of Resurrection Day.
But then, what happens on Monday and the days that follow? Is it life as usual, back to normal?
And, what about the truths that seemed so real on Easter? Are they placed on the back burner until Easter rolls around again?
Here is a challenge for myself, as well as those who read this blog:
If Easter is real, then let’s live like it is. Every day. Sunday through Saturday. January through December.
I don’t have to try harder or be stronger. I embrace the truth of Easter and live by Resurrection power.
The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you (Romans 8:11, NLT).
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead (1 Peter 1:3).
Jesus is alive, and His Spirit lives in me. Come what may, He makes all the difference! Now that’s Easter every single day.
Heavenly Father, thank You for showing Your great love by dying on the cross and rising from the dead. My faith is based on Your Resurrection and the power You provide. I believe that Easter is true. Help me walk by Your Spirit and live in Your Spirit today and every day. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.