As millions stood in churches around the world yesterday celebrating Jesus' victory over death, it was kind of like New Years Day in that many "resolutions" were made. On Easter Sunday, we feel so close to Christ that many rededicate themselves to following Him. We decided that we are going to show more love and tolerance for others, we are going to study God's Word harder, and we are going to allow Christ to shine through us more so the whole world can see our Savior. But like resolutions, our goals soon slip away from us, and we find ourselves back to our old ways. This year, let's ask God to help us keep up the hard work for Christ. Let's ask Him to help us feel as close to Him all year as we did yesterday. Let's ask God to help us bring others to church like we did yesterday, so they, too, can learn all about His amazing Grace and perfect love. Easter comes once a year on the calendar. But with some serious praying, we can keep Easter in our hearts year-round.
John 15:9 says, "As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you: continue in my love."
Father, help us to keep Easter in our hearts every day of the year. In Jesus name, Amen.