Well… the eggs have been decorated, placed in baskets, found, and even eaten.
The church service is over and the songs have been sung.
The new dresses and suits have been neatly hung back in the closet.
And, at our house, all the chocolate has been eaten, leaving only jelly beans for a sweet tooth.
But…..is Easter “over”?
Maybe at Target, where aisles of baskets and candy have been replaced with gifts for mothers.
But, for us…..followers of Jesus Christ…..is Easter “finished” for another year….
Or, has it just begun?
Jesus is the Risen Lord.
He has conquered death.
He has overcome the grave.
Do you know what that means for you?
It means, if you choose Him, you, too have conquered death.
If He is your Lord, you, too, have overcome the grave.
You are seated with Christ in the Heavenlies.
Death has no power of you.
Addiction has no power of you.
Fear has no power of you.
He has given YOU new life.
YOU are a New Creation in Christ.
The OLD has gone.
The NEW has come.
You are clean.
You are forgiven.
You are FREE.
There is reason to sing!
There is reason to celebrate!
“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last,” says the Lord God. “I am
the One who is, and who was, and who is to come. I am the Mighty One.” Revelation 1:8
We have HOPE. We have an inheritance. We have a future.
No, Easter is NOT over- it continues in us daily throughout eternity. And as we gather together and celebrate each year, we are reminded that we have a glorious inheritance- a “living hope”. Praise God!
“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, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you..” -1Peter 1:3-4