Sunday, March 31, 2013

Every day is resurrection day...from now on.

One of my mother's favorite Easter songs, aside from the "Hallelujah Chorus" section of Handel's Messiah, is a catchy little song from the 70s, called, "Every Morning is Easter Morning."  She loved it so much we found it on the internet and had her two most musical grandchildren sing it at the family memorial service.
"Every morning is Easter morning,
Every day's resurrection day,
Every morning is Easter morning...
From now on."

Think about that with me for a few moments this Easter night. Every morning we wake up, every night we fall into our beds, every step we take, whatever happens to us--we're living in light of the Resurrection. You might even say we're in the Resurrection garden, because we've seen the rolled-away stone, and are celebrating with our whole being-saved lives that "He's ALIVE!" "HE'S RISEN!"

Every day, every single day, is Resurrection day.
Every single day, my life is new, because of that Resurrection.
My life is HIS because of His resurrection.
Every single day.
And it colors (I pray) how I live...every single day.

"In your relationships with one another, have the same attitude of mind Christ Jesus had:
Who, being in very nature God,
     did not consider equality with God
        something to be used to His own advantage;
rather, He made Himself nothing
     by taking the very nature of a 
        servant,
     being made in human likeness.
And being found in appearance as a man
     He humbled Himself
     by becoming obedient to death---
        even death on a cross!

Therefore God exalted Him to the 
          highest place
     and gave Him the name that is
         above every name,
that at the name of Jesus every knee 
        should bow,
  in heaven and earth and under the earth,
and every tongue confess that
      Jesus Christ is Lord,
   to the glory of God the Father."


From now until we join the great throng bowing and confessing together,we get to--daily!-- sing the Hallelujah chorus in our lives, and live in Resurrection. It's the great, amazing-grace privilege of salvation.
Happy Easter Sunday; then, Happy Easter Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
Yes, Happy Resurrection day, from now on.

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