Easter Monday

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Posted on 09 Jul 2015 06:19

April 6, 2015

Pastor’s Blog

Philippians 3:10 (KJV)

That I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being made conformable unto His death;

Easter Monday

Easter Monday is the Monday immediately after Easter Sunday.

The Bible does not say anything about what happened on Easter Monday, the day after Jesus’ resurrection.

However, that Monday after Easter was likely filled with puzzling uncertainty for all of Jesus’ followers. They had just experienced a most amazing miracle… and the joy, hope and blessing that came with it. That Sunday was unlike any Sunday they had ever experienced. But Monday followed Sunday. And like us, they had to return to the business of living. And again like us, they did so with a sometimes faltering faith. In other words, that Monday after Easter may have been a bit … normal. The disciples had to go back to work and be about their normal daily activities just like us.

So the question now becomes: how do you live in the glory of Easter? Or as Paul put it, how do you “know the power of His resurrection?”

The answer is that through an abiding faith we cling to the fact that He lives. He is not just a memory, or a “Spirit that is still with us.” Paul constantly wrote that Christ is not only alive, but that He is alive in you.

So on this Easter Monday, let’s allow the brightness of Easter to shine on us. We might not be able to sustain the power and the emotion of the Easter Service of yesterday, but we can bask in the glow and memory of what we experienced… What we learned.

Jesus is our Light! He was the Passover Lamb who was sacrificed for our sins. He rose from the dead. We have felt His presence. We were reminded of His extreme love and devotion to us in Sunday’s services.

Now we have to live by faith. Jesus said “And lo, I Am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” Knowing the power of His resurrection means that even though life can be overwhelming sometimes, it is also filled with joy, meaning, and purpose because He is alive in you, the Monday after Easter… And every day!

As with many holidays, there is nothing wrong with observing some cultural traditions, but it is important to not allow traditions to detract from or distort the message of the gospel.

Dr. J. M. Wooten

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