Easter Tuesday?

It has been two days since we celebrated Easter as a faith family. It was a glorious day as the name of Jesus was lifted high. The Cross and the Empty Tomb were central in our worship and central in our thoughts. But here’s the question I want you to ponder for a moment; Shouldn’t the death and resurrection of Jesus be central in our thoughts everyday? Surely, the implications of the Gospel should affect our lives more than one day a year.

Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 15:3 that the Gospel message is a message of first importance. That means we should celebrate the Gospel and live in light of the Gospel everyday. If Jesus had not satisfied the wrath of God on our behalf and then risen from the dead we would still be in our sins, lost and far from God. But, because we embraced the crucified and risen Lord, we have complete forgiveness of our sins, we have the unfailing presence of God in our lives, and we have the confident expectation of heaven. Hallelujah, what a Savior!

Easter Sunday was wonderful but remember that the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus are realities that should be treasured everyday. So, today is Easter Tuesday, tomorrow is Easter Wednesday, the next day is Easter Thursday, and so on. Let’s not wait for the calendar to give us our cue for the celebration of the resurrection. Every day is a day of hope, peace, and joy because of the finished work of Christ.

Blessings,

Pastor Wade

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2 Responses to Easter Tuesday?

  1. Marvin Yates says:

    Amen! I love what John Calvin says “Then, as we have already explained that the mortification of our flesh depends on communion with the cross, so we must also understand, that a corresponding benefit is derived from his resurrection. For as the apostle says, “Like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.” (Rom 6:4). Accordingly, as in another passage, from our being dead with Christ, he inculcates, “Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth.” (Col 3:5); so from our being risen with Christ he infers, “seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth at the right hand of God” (Col 3:1). In these words we are not only urged by the example of a risen Savior to follow newness of life, but are taught that by his power we are renewed unto righteousness.” (Institutes of Christian Religion)

    Wow! Indeed, He has risen! What a Savior, indeed.

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