Happy Easter everyone!
Our church had a wonderful Easter service. We had breakfast together, incredible musical worship, and a stirring sermon. We saw friends and met new people. The weather was cooperative. Afterward, we had an Easter feast with my family.
Altogether, a great day.
Still, after the “high” of celebrating the resurrection, I found myself feeling a bit sad. The ordinariness of life creeps back in. There are chores to do, challenges to meet, and unfulfilled hopes.
I thought I’d share this in case it connects with you. It seems unrealistic to live in the emotional intensity of a powerful church service for the rest of our days. A quiet joy and a sustaining peace in Christ is enough.
If this seems strange, consider 2 Corinthians 1:3-11. Paul often felt low - very, very low - and he felt safe to share this with the congregations he pastored. Yet he also spoke warmly and confidently of the comfort that God provided him in the midst of discouragement - or intense adversity.
How will the resurrection bring peace and joy to your life this week?