The Day After

Resurrection Sunday is filled with rejoicing and victory and triumph. It is a glorious day that speaks of hope and love and the completion of a promise.

But what does Monday bring?

Is the King of Glory just as risen on the day after Easter as He is on Easter itself?

Is Jesus just as important and special as He is on the day we celebrate His resurrection?

But today we're not sitting in the church and we're not emotional and wrapped up in the moment. We're in the reality of a Monday and back to the normal daily routine.

Or are we?

Why do things have to change when we're out in the world and not in church? Why do things have to be different the day after Jesus' resurrection than they were on the day we celebrate?

The answer is: they don't.

This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses. Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear. For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, Until I make thy foes thy footstool. Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ. Acts 2:32-36

This is the promise and the motivation in a Christian woman's heart. It's not about emotion and it's not about being wrapped up in the moment. It's about living our daily lives with the truth of God's Word in our hearts regarding His Son.

That rings true just as much today - the day after - as it did yesterday when we rejoiced as the body of Christ. That's what makes each and every day special and worth living.

Because He lives I can face tomorrow. Because He lives all fear is gone. Because I know He holds the future. And life is worth the living just because He lives.

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