It’s only the Monday after Easter

monday

It’s only Monday.  So much can change in a day.

It’s only Monday.

It’s a day just like any other day in Jerusalem.  The marketplace reopens and people begin to prepare for the journey home after the Passover.

The Roman soldiers that have been in town prepare for the march back home with Pontus Pilate.

It’s only Monday.

The group that arrested Jesus and had him executed on the cross thinks that everything is back to normal.  The authorities think the rebellion has ended. People saw him die.

It’s only Monday.

The closest followers of Jesus have started to get the accounts that Jesus’ tomb is empty. Some have their doubts. Many still haven’t seen him and still think he’s gone.

It’s only Monday.

No matter how that Monday started out, things were changing.  The curtain in the temple was torn.  Jesus got back up from the cross.  Nothing will ever be the same again.  They just don’t know yet what it all means.

It’s Monday. Only Monday.

Centuries later, people were gathered in his name.  Churches and sanctuaries were packed.  People were dressed up in beautiful clothes and wore beautiful smiles. The familiar account of the resurrection was told and retold.  Those who came after the terrible events of the cross celebrated that Jesus is alive.

But, it’s only Monday.

On a Monday, we have to think about the way we view the resurrection.  That view is what has the power to change our lives.

If we view Easter as wrapping up the story of Jesus, as tying up the loose ends, then Easter is just another great Sunday that fades into the reality of Monday.  No matter how “great” the worship service was, it means knowing if the news of Jesus’ resurrection don’t work in our hearts.

And it’s only Monday.

However, if we see Easter as another moment in the journey, as another step in the path, as simply a continuation of a story that’s still being written, then Monday takes on new meaning.  It becomes our journey as well.

Yes, it’s Monday!

And on a Monday such as today, we have the chance to live in the power of a resurrected Jesus and we have the opportunity to boldly proclaim the continuing theme.

He is not here.

He is risen.

It’s Monday and he’s back at work.

If you want to keep up with the Jesus who is back at work then don’t take Monday off.  Get moving!  Tell someone what you heard.  Share the news that Jesus died and was resurrected with anyone who will listen.   It’s Monday and Monday is another opportunity to change someone’s story and journey before next Sunday.

It’s Monday and everything has changed.


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