"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!" 2 Corinthians 5:17 NIV

LIFE AFTER EASTER

We traveled the unknown road leading up to Easter. We wept on Good Friday, pondered through Silent Saturday, and exuberantly rejoiced on Easter Sunday. And now we live in the after Easter weeks.

Soon, we will attend a funeral. A friend is still hospitalized with cancer and another family is in the throes of confusion and sadness because their runaway daughter shows no sign of change. A husband is walking out the door from his wife and children. How do we live with the hope of Easter after Easter?

Jesus walked and talked with His friends for over a month after His miraculous resurrection. With a few exceptions, we are not privy to most of His words and actions. What we are sure of is that Jesus communicated two profound commands which overflowed with both hope and challenge: wait and go.

His disciples and friends needed to wait for the promised Holy Spirit power and then go into a hungry, broken world with the hope of the resurrection message.

It is no different for us, today. Through grace and by faith we are filled with the Holy Spirit and we are commissioned to go. We live in the after Easter weeks until His returns.

So, now is the time to go and tell. Begin the journey on the road with Jesus right beside you. Life as you know it will never be the same – and that’s incredible news!

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