Resurrection 24/7/365

Although Resurrection Sunday is now past, resurrection life is fresh every day. Maybe we should call today Resurrection Monday because eternal life can not be contained in one day each year. The same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead gives life, 24/7/365 to the one who trusts in Jesus.

What is true of Resurrection Sunday is true daily. Consider, for example, the angel’s words in Matthew 28:5.

But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified.

Today, like that first resurrection day, some people “seek Jesus who was crucified.” There is something special about the person whose heart continually looks for Jesus who was crucified.

Two very different things can be true at the same time. For example, “I have found the Messiah and I am looking for the Messiah,” show a heart that is both solidly anchored (I have found) and flexibly pursuing (I am looking).

Pastor Willard Leisy, now with the Lord, captured this idea with a unique sentence, “I am satisfied with a dissatisfied satisfaction.”  Another friend, Duane Parrish, said “I am fully satisfied and yet I hunger for more.”

“Seeking Jesus who was crucified” was true, is true, and will be true of the devout follower of Jesus.

With God’s help it will be true that I have found, am finding and will find Jesus who was crucified.