April 14, 2020
“The angel said to the women, ‘Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: “He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.” Now I have told you.’”Matthew 28:5-7
My Easter was different from the norm, as I am sure it was for all of you. I spent my Easter doing a lot of reading.
This was the first Easter in 21 years that I didn’t spend with my son. Although it was different, it was still very meaningful. After all, “He is Risen!”
I read a devotion on Sunday and here is what Rev. Tim McConnell had to say:
“If we allow it, Easter can move us quickly from the affirmation, “He is risen,” to an assignment, “Go into your family, community and the world and do something about it.” By carrying out that assignment, Easter continues within the lives of each one for the rest of our life and beyond.”
This tells me God is not finished with His story or us. The story is alive. So, what is next? Usually, a lot of people would put Easter on a shelf until next year and go about their busy schedules. As we all know, our over-scheduled days are a thing of the past, at least for now. This is definitely a season of new beginnings. Instead of putting Easter away, let it stay with us.
Matthew 28:5 tells us “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus,”
As the verse states: Do not be afraid. Hand over the things that make you afraid. Renew the parts of your faith crushed by fear. Pray: God, when my soul is searching, help me know the answer to every longing can be found in You.
Matthew 28:7 says:
“Then go quickly and tell his disciples: “He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.” Now I have told you.’”
Let us GO and tell our community and tell others.