Often people think Easter as one day, but actually it’s fifty days. That’s how big the reality of the resurrection is. Holidays come and go, yet seasons allows us to linger. And we need time to linger around the empty tomb and consider what it means for us and the world. (Besides, if the darkness of Lent was forty days then you better believe the brightness of Easter will be longer.) Resurrection Sunday is an all out party – but it’s just the beginning.
Take a moment to reflect on what Christ’s resurrection means not only for your future, but also for your life in the here and now. Philip Yancey writes:
“The disciples who lived through both days, Friday and Sunday, never doubted God again. They had learned that when God seems most absent he may be closest of all, when God looks most powerless he may be most powerful, when God looks most dead he may be coming back to life. They had learned never to count God out.”