From Resurrection to Real World

The “morning after” is often a let down, whether it’s the day after a child’s wedding, a great concert, or a significant birthday, anniversary, or family celebration. After all the preparation, anticipation, and the event itself, you awake the next day to the same crack in the ceiling, the same chores, and the same face in the mirror that was there before the special day.

Yesterday was a delightful bouquet of scripture, praise, hope, and fellowship with others who love and praise the Risen Christ.The greatest promise the world will ever know was fulfilled and our future assured.

“This is the promise He has promised us — Eternal life.” – 1 John 2:25

Sharing Faith and Love for Jesus Christ

Nothing intruded on the peace and beauty of our Resurrection Sunday; no television, no electronics, no scoffers, no naysayers, and no politics.

After yesterday’s sweet, sweet communion with others who speak the same language of faith and love for Jesus Christ, we awoke this morning to the same old world. Real life has returned. There’s still an economic crisis. Politicians are arguing about the same things they argued about last week. And reality television will reach a new low this week just as it does every week.

This poor creation is winding down, beset by the cumulative sin of mankind. The level of suffering and fear continues to rise and the Bible speaks to future events that look even worse. God easily divides what is good from what is evil, even if men and women debate which is which, with the mistaken belief that their opinion actually matters.

The morning after Easter

”Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.” – Pope John Paul II

What do I know about the “real world?” I know that it will be for each of us what we make it. The joy and promise of Easter is evergreen. It is possible for every day to be as sweet as yesterday because the facts have not changed:

  • Christ was born.
  • Christ died.
  • Christ arose.
  • Christ will return.

Our home is not in this temporary world, but one of great beauty that will be eternal. “You will know them by their love.” We are the people of the Resurrection.

Let every man and woman count himself immortal.  Let him catch the revelation of Jesus in his resurrection.  Let him say not merely, “Christ is risen,” but “I shall rise.”  ~ Phillips Brooks

I guarantee you this much, we are one day closer to the Rapture.

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