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The refrain of a song from yesterday’s Easter service is playing over and over in my head:

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The same power that raised Christ from the dead
Lives in me, lives in me!

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What does that mean for me today, on this day after Easter–and every day?

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A. W. Tozer wrote that the resurrection brought about a change of direction for the believers–instead of a focus on death, there was a focus on life:

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“Let us be confident that our power does not lie in the manger at Bethlehem nor in the relics of the Cross. True spiritual power resides in the victory of the mighty, resurrected Lord of glory, who could pronounce after spoiling death: “All power is given me in heaven and in earth.” The power of the Christian believer lies in the Savior’s triumph of eternal glory! Christ’s resurrection brought about a startling change of direction for the believers. Sadness and fear and mourning marked the direction of their religion before they knew that Jesus was raised from the dead-their direction was towards the grave. When they heard the angelic witness, “He is risen, as He said,” the direction immediately shifted away from the tomb “He is risen, indeed!” If this is not the meaning of Easter, the Christian church is involved only in a shallow one-day festival each year. Thankfully, the resurrection morning was only the beginning of a great, vast outreach that has never ended-and will not end until our Lord Jesus Christ comes back again!”

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What will resurrection power look like in my life–in your life–today?

┬ęBrenda Pace, 2012

4 Responses to “Easter…the day after”

  1. susan says:

    “What will resurrection power look like in my life today?” What a great question to focus on to start the day. And then in retrospect to look back over my day and acknowledge where I (selfishly) chose a “Tomb-tude” as opposed to choosing Resurrection Power. Right on, Brenda!

  2. BPace says:

    “Tomb-tude…” I’m thinking there’s another blog post, Susan. Want to be my guest blogger?

  3. susan says:

    Absolutely! :-) To borrow one of Caleb’s favorite lines, “Seriously?”

  4. BPace says:

    Seriously! I’ll be in touch…