The Joy of Easter Continues!

Someone told me Sunday, that Easter was over!  I reminded everyone, that this past Sunday was the Second Sunday of Easter.  Yet I certainly believe that the person who believed that Easter was over, expressed the feelings of many people today.  For many Easter is a one day event.  Isn’t that the reason we so often are talking about Easter and Christmas Christians?  After all Wal-Mart had Mother’s Day things out long before Easter ever arrived and the “big box” stores begin putting out Christmas before Halloween.  And Easter eggs are now 50% off in the stores.

Easter every Sunday?  Yes, it’s Easter every Sunday for the Church.  Each Sunday is considered to be a “little Easter” celebrating Christ’s victory over sin,death, and the grave.  That’s why for example, the Sundays during the season of Lent are not counted with the forty days of Lent.  While the worship services are perhaps a little more repetitive, still the Easter victory rules the service!

So, is life filled with the joy of Easter everyday?  Every Sunday?  Just maybe we close the books on Easter to early and wonder why perhaps we are missing something.  And how does one close the books on Easter?  I’m suggesting today, that there may be several ways we can rob ourselves of Easter joy.

First of all, Easter may be for us only a “one time” exerience.  It’s a fact that the Second Sunday of Easter is the least attended Sunday of the year.  Sadly it’s not only the Second Sunday of Easter that’s missed, it’s many more.  Jesus reminded us that we are “vine” and He is the “branch” and that disconected from Him we will die and cannot produce fruit.  I remind you that one of the fruits of the Spirit St. Paul reminds us is “joy.”  Staying connected is important if you want to experience Easter joy each day.  We stay connected through worship, reading God’s Word and more.

Secondly, we may well be short changing ourselves because our God is too small.  If our God is too small, then continus Easter joy may not be possible!  Doubt – unbelief have the ability to rob us of the joy of Easter.  If we believe that Easter joy is not possible all year long, then it’s a real possibility we will not be experiencing it.

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