Easter Everyday

“I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him.  This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms.”
-Ephesians 1:19-20
By now many of us are putting our Easter décor away, sorting through candy, and quite possibly still finding hidden eggs here and there. After deep reflection and celebration of the miraculous resurrection of our Savior, it is easy to slip back into the routine of our everyday lives and let the light shed on the power of God grow dim.  But let’s not forget that the miracle of Easter goes much further than our salvation.  Easter reminds us of the incredible greatness of God’s power. Not only did the power of God raise Jesus Christ from the dead, but it is also available for us who believe.  God’s power is at work as much today in your life as it was on Resurrection Sunday.  Tell me that’s not something to celebrate! That should make us want to break out the egg coloring kits and celebrate Easter all over again. (Well, maybe we shouldn’t go that far.  If your kids are like mine they probably still have colored finger tips.)
My point is we should be celebrating the power of God in our lives every day of the year.  The SAME MIGHTY POWER that raised Christ from the dead is for us who believe.  That same mighty power is at work in your situation that has you up all night tossing and turning.  That same mighty power is at work inyour past disappointment that has your heart feeling like it will never be whole again.  That same mighty power is moving on your family’s behalf, is redeeming lives from the pit, and transforming God’s people into His likeness.  This same mighty power is at work all around us in nature: in sunrises and sunsets, ocean tides that know exactly where to stop and gentle spring showers that water our land.  This same mighty power is something to celebrate!
My God, Thank you for your miraculous power! Thank you for the miracle of Easter: our salvation and your power at work.  Today, Lord, we celebrate you and your incredible power.  As I celebrate you and your power today, I give you all my worries and burdens because I know that you are powerfully at work in my life.  I thank you for that, Lord.  I love you! In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

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