Lenten Devotion 4/18/2022

Devotion Forty Eight
Monday April 18, 2022

It’s the day after Easter. There might be leftovers to eat. Maybe there is still part of a chocolate bunny tucked in crunched tin foil waiting to be enjoyed. Maybe there are still some spring flowers in a vase on the table.

It’s the day after Easter. There are memories of the beautiful morning in church yesterday and in years past. Maybe you were at church or maybe you were there virtually. Are the alleluias still ringing in your ears?

It’s the day after Easter. But that’s the thing about Easter. It’s not just about a holy day. A celebration. An observance. Easter is about embracing a different reality. A reality where you color outside the lines. Where you go beyond the edges. Where the limits no longer apply especially when it comes to love.

It’s the day after Easter. And because of Easter, it is a new day. Contemporary hymn writers Richard Avery and Don Marsh wrote an after Easter hymn with the refrain:

Ev’ry morning is Easter morning from now on!
Ev’ry day’s resurrection day, the past is over and gone!
It’s the day after Easter. Resurrection day. Embrace the
possibility!

Prayer
It’s easy to have a beautiful Easter celebration and then go back to ‘business as usual.’ But Easter beckons us to see new possibilities each and every day in ourselves, in those around us, and in the world. May today be different for us because of Easter. May we be different today because of Easter. Amen.

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