So many times I catch myself preparing for Easter and then treating the season as if it is just one day. The truth is that the day we celebrate as Easter Sunday is actually the beginning of a period of time; a season in the life of the church. Matter of fact, the resurrection is not to be observed only one day, but for the entire year. All of our liturgies are centered around the miraculous event that altered our lives. We must carry the good news with us at all times.
As I journey through the excitement of the season of spring, I am caught up in all of the excitement that surrounds me. My youngest son is going into sixth grade, my oldest son finishes one of his best years in school, and I finished all of my coursework for my Doctorate and turn my focus to the Final Project. There is a newfound energy in all of our lives as we celebrate hard work and determination.
But what about the resurrection? My prayer is that we did not leave the event behind and vow to come back and celebrate next year. We call ourselves an Easter people, filled with the joy of our faith. We must hold on to the fact that a commitment to God is not reserved for one day, but a lifetime of service.
Today, let us remember that our praise must continue as we journey. Easter is about what God did and continues to do in our lives. We celebrate the resurrection, but we live into the full power of redemption. Because of God’s gift, we are made whole. Let us demonstrate that we are people alive and renewed in the reality that God’s love transcends time and space and that we press on in the fact that we are children of the Most-High God. Praise be to God, who gives us the final victory in His Son.