According to the calendar, Resurrection Day (Easter Sunday) happens just once a year. But it’s something we would do well in observing every day of our lives.
The culmination of Holy Week, Resurrection Day unites believers the world over, in celebration of a risen Christ who died for our sins and triumphed over death. For this we rejoice, because we have a hope. We have a future. And we will live with our Lord for eternity. Amen!
So why then, during the other 364 days, don’t we live like we know and believe this with our whole hearts?
Well, if it made us feel more comfortable and was easier, then we probably would. I mean, really. Do you wake up every single morning and remember to thank God first thing that he cancelled your debt? Paid for your sins? Wiped your slate clean?
For me, it doesn’t immediately come to mind as I’m reaching to turn off my alarm. No, I’m usually thinking of hot coffee, first. A toasted bagel, second. Followed by a quick trip down the hall to the smallest room (which shall remain nameless) in my house.
But my humanity and forgetfulness do not excuse my sinfulness and my lack of devotion to a risen Lord. No, what should really be going on is a daily observance of Resurrection Day in my heart: Christ died for me. Now, how will I live for him TODAY?
With 1 Corinthians 15:56-58 as our guide, we can learn to live out every day in light of Resurrection Day. Here are seven ways to get started…