Here I am the day after Easter. What happens the day after? Where are all the posts on Facebook today that say â€œHe is Risen!â€ or â€œJesus is Alive!â€ Isn’t Jesus still alive today?
What did the disciples do the day after they found the tomb empty? Did they sleep from just pure emotional and physical exhaustion? Did they immediately hide themselves away behind locked doors? We don’t know because the Bible isn’t that time specific. But more important than what the disciples did in the 1st century is what am I going to do every day?
Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead,14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus …
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything,but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirableâ€”if anything is excellent or praiseworthyâ€”think about such things. Philippians 3:12-14, 4:4-8 (NIV)
And that is what I am doing today. I am spending time listening to Jesus because He is alive in my life! Excuse me while I read this Scripture again. I need to hear it again in my spirit. There’s no â€œfoolishnessâ€ here on April 1.