The resurrection of Jesus Christ is such an important fact for Christians that special celebrations for that historical event are a vital part of the church’s calendar. We have Easter cantatas and other musical venues to celebrate the truth. We have Good Friday services, sunrise services, and drama presentations. Easter is the high point of the church year and the calendar is crammed with activities. Houses of worship all across the world are filled on Resurrection Sunday. But Easter is over and those special observances with their added
spiritual emphasis have concluded. So how do we live when Easter is over and nothing special is going on?
Easter may be over but the truth of Christ’s resurrection lives on. He not only rose but He still lives. Because He lives our sins are still forgiven, our future is still secure, and our lives are still worth the living.
Easter is over but its joy still continues. The joy that was experienced by those early disciples stayed with them through the difficult days of persecution. Jesus said in John 15:11:“These
things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full”.
Our joy at this time of year is not about the special events and uplifting music. It is rooted in the person of our Lord who is still with us after the holiday is over.
Easter may be over but the job remains unfinished. Jesus told Mary not to cling to Him but to go and tell His disciples. Likewise we cannot cling only to our celebrations no matter how wonderful they are. We have a task to tell the whole world the good news that Jesus Christ is
Today is the Monday after Easter. Easter is over but we as followers of Christ still have the truth that never fades away. We still have a joy that remains with us no matter what circumstance we go through. And we have a job to continue sharing the gospel with those who have never heard.
Pastor Stultz has been writing this weekly devotional for many years. In 2009, he published a compilation of devotionals in book form, also called Moments of Meditation