I am still basking in the glow of Easter. A much anticipated celebration after the reverence and contemplation of 40 days of Lent. I have to admit that sometimes I am anxious for it all to be over and by that I mean all of the extra church practices of the season (you know…special music, food, egg hunts, early services, etc…) All those things are nice and add to the celebration but the true meaning and promises of Easter are with us EVERY DAY!
Not just on that one day when the Pastor announces “CHRIST IS RISEN!” and we respond “HE IS RISEN INDEED, ALLELUIA!”
Not just on that one day when we get up before the crack of dawn, build a fire in the fire pit, huddle under a blanket and wait for the anticipated sunrise. Hopefully one year we will actually see a sunrise! (mostly it’s just an overcast gray sky on a early spring morning.)
Not just once a year when we tend to buy new outfits to wear on that special Sunday. Not just once a year when children hunt for candy in plastic eggs. Not just an excuse to get together with friends and family for a special meal.
Friends! Here is the Easter promise that is for each and everyone of us. EVERY. SINGLE. DAY! Jesus died on that cross in our place! He died for you and I to save us from eternal death and insure that we will have eternal life with HIM in heaven. THAT is Good News worth basking in!
“because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from he dead, you will be saved”Romans 10:9 (ESV)