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.