A Post-Easter Devotional
“He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay” (Matthew 28:6).
Let me encourage you to not let go of the Resurrection Celebration so quickly. I know, Easter has passed; we are back to work; and the kids will soon be back to school. Things will now go back to “normal” (whatever that is).
Yet, those of us who have surrendered to the saving work and lordship of Jesus Christ have been changed forever. We do not live by resurrection power only on one day of the year. We are encouraged to go forward with boldness and the power of the resurrection every day of our lives. Yes, it is easy to fall into the mundane routine of things and to forget all of the benefits of what the Lord has done for us. But, let’s make a point to battle. Let’s resolve to fight against the urge to fall into mundanity.
We have so much for which to be thankful (almost sounds like a cliché, and yet it is true); we have spiritual comfort in this life; and we have great promises for the age to come. The very same Spirit who rose Jesus from the dead now dwells in us to give us life (Rom 8:11); to change us from the inside-out (Rom 8:13); to pour the love of God into our hearts (Rom 5:5); and to tell us that we are His children (Rom 8:16). Move forward in the Spirit! Christ was not in that tomb on the Third Day. He is risen. Likewise, we are no longer in the tomb. We are not in the pit of despair. We have been united with Him through baptism that just as He died and rose again, we, too, have been brought from death to life (Rom 6:5).
Now, let’s obey the Resurrection mandate to, “Go and tell.” Go to work, go to school, go to the store, go to the post office—wherever you go—go forth in the power of the Spirit of Life, and tell others (whenever the opportunity arises) that they can experience the very same blessings.