Choose Life

by | Apr 4, 2024 | Pastor's Blog | 0 comments

Good afternoon, friends, this is Pastor Don. I’ve been sitting here in my office pondering what it must have been like first of all, to discover the tomb where Jesus’ body was placed after the crucifixion to be empty! That was clearly stunning, to say the least. But second of all, if you are one of those followers of Jesus who sees him alive after you saw him crucified, how do you go back to living your life after such an event?

It’s actually the same question we should be asking ourselves after every Sunday, because Sundays (for Christians) were set aside for us to worship and celebrate the resurrection. They were mini-resurrection days! How are our lives different on Monday after we’ve been to church to celebrate the risen Christ?

The angels who greeted the first visitors to the empty tomb began to answer that question with one of their own: “Why do you seek the living among the dead?” they asked. Well, why do we?

What about your daily routine is truly life-giving? How is it that we can celebrate the resurrection on one day and then spend the next 6 days doing things that cause our spirits to shrivel and die? I wonder if it is time for something to change in our lives – maybe our attitude, maybe our schedule, our associations, our investments? I’ll bet those disciples’ lives changed! The 12 decided to try fishing again, but they weren’t able to stay at it. It just didn’t work for them any more.

Let’s pray: God, you are the author of new life. Make us restless until we move from death to life. Amen

Pastor Don Crist