Okay, so yesterday was Easter Sunday – Resurrection Day – the day that most Christians and many nonChristians celebrated the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Today, then, is the day after Easter – the day after Resurrection Day.
The suits and dresses are all hung in the closet. The bonnets are stowed away safely. The cantatas and special-emphasis sermons have been delivered. The lilies are fading. The eggs were found. Now what?
What about today?
Is today Resurrection Monday for you and your family and your friends? Will tomorrow be Resurrection Tuesday? Will next Sunday still be Resurrection Sunday?
The amazing thing about the resurrection of Jesus Christ is that it is eternal. Yes, he was risen on the third day after his crucifixion – probably a Sunday. But, on Monday, he was still risen. On Tuesday, he was still risen.
Today, he is still risen.
He is still Lord.
He is still head of his church.
Today, and every day, is Resurrection Day. If we lived as if Jesus was risen yesterday, that’s wonderful! But what about today? Can we live today – Monday – as if Jesus is risen? Because he is. If the resurrection of Jesus Christ does not affect us today as it did yesterday, then perhaps it was not the resurrection that we were celebrating yesterday. Perhaps we were just taking part in another tradition, not celebrating a risen, living Savior.
What does the resurrection of Jesus Christ mean to you? How did his resurrection affect your life today?