Yesterday was such a beautiful day.
I love the anticipation leading up to Easter, the weeks and days before, folks hungry for the resurrection.
I love the expectation coming into service on Sunday morning: the celebration, the joy, the victory. Many walk through the doors of the church on Easter Sunday morning that haven’t in so long, or perhaps never have.
But it’s Sunday. Easter Sunday. And there is the knowing that He is risen and risen indeed and that the victory is free for the taking.
Adrian prayed with two people to surrender their lives to Jesus for the first time. Other pastors prayed with more people.
And there is just a holiness and a purity and a glory to Easter Sunday.
Our pastor uses all sorts of clever little phrases. We lovingly call them “Kerryisms” and they include gems like
“We don’t have to, we get to.”
“Opportunity, not obligation.”
“No pressure, just pleasure.”
After holidays or mountaintop events in the life of the church, he often talks about living in afterglow.
And that’s just what I want to walk, no run, in today.
And all the time.
The expectation and anticipation and glory and purity and joy that is Easter morning.
Because it is for our everyday, not just one day. It is our promise in Christ.
“I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” – Jesus (John 11:25-26)
Living alive in the everyday. Life without death. Let’s rest in that afterglow.
Praying you freedom and victory and resurrection living today, friend.