Sunday, April 20, 2014

Christ the Lord is Risen Today. But What About Next Week?

Many of us today are celebrating the resurrection of Jesus today.  Churches are full to overflowing, choirs sing songs with extra gusto, new dresses and shoes are worn, people shy away from wearing black.  It is a celebration of an incredible event.

But what about next week?  What about tomorrow?  Will we proclaim the resurrection today and forget about it until this time next year?  We put so much time and effort into Easter Sunday, but really, shouldn't every Sunday be a resurrection day?  Shouldn't every day of our life be a resurrection day?  

This video says it better than I can, so take a few minutes to watch.

I Deny the Resurrection from Peter Rollins on Vimeo.

Don't make the resurrection only about today..  Make it about every day.  In John 11:25 Jesus tells Martha that he is the resurrection and the life.  This is before he has died and been resurrected.  He wants people to experience that type of resurrection-new life now, not just at a later unknown point in time.

If the resurrection of Jesus is the most important even in our faith, and, as Paul says in 1 Corinthians 15:14 "if Christ has not been raised, then our proclamation has been in vain and your faith has been in vain."

Don't make your faith be worth nothing.  Let it come alive, be resurrected if it needs to be, and not be about just one day out of a year, but about every day.

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Frank Viola said...

Thanks for writing this, Kelly! Keep blogging, yo.

Kelly J Youngblood said...

Thanks, Frank. For some reason I didn't see the email alert that this comment was here until this morning. Last week, Easter was a beautiful day, sunny, warm. One week later it is cold, rainy, windy, with a chance of thunderstorms. How quickly the weather and our outlook can change.