It’s Monday morning here in Northeast Georgia. I awoke in usual fashion. My bedroom looked the same; the coffee tasted the same; my wife was by my side; and yet, today should feel different. Yesterday, we celebrated the most significant day of the year – Easter Sunday – the day of our Risen Lord. My thoughts centered on the disciples.
As the news spread of the Resurrection, I wonder what the morning after was like. The reality of the moment must have been huge. The stone was rolled away and the body of Jesus was gone. I bet there wasn’t a person within miles who wasn’t talking about it. What about you?
As you busy yourself for work; fix breakfast; pick out your clothing; make up the beds; what are you talking about? Today, I want to talk about the greatest miracle of all times. Today, I want to walk with the knowledge of my Savior’s sacrifice for me, and what it means for my life and the lives of those around me. I don’t want to return to business as usual. I want this day to be different.
1 Corinthians 15:21-22, “For since death came through a man, so the resurrection of the dead comes through a man. For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.”
Oswald Chambers, an early twentieth-century evangelist and teacher, best known as the author of the devotional My Utmost for His Highest, stated, “All of heaven is interested in the cross of Christ, hell is afraid of it, while men are the only ones to ignore its meaning.”
Today is the morning after Christ made it possible for us to be alive. Are we ignoring its significants? Did you wake up this morning relieved the holiday was over? Maybe you have a sink full of dishes to wash or because you took Friday off of work, your desk is covered in files. What does your morning after look like?
I challenge you to make this day different. Rejoice in the wonder of the day. Praise His name, for this morning as your feet hit the floor of your home, your very existence is tied up in what happened yesterday. Today IS different. As Billy Graham, an evangelist, explained it, “The entire plan for the future has its key in the resurrection.”
I challenge you to talk about the events of yesterday. Enjoy and relish the moment. The stone was rolled away. His body was not inside. Christ the Lord is Risen! He is Risen indeed!