2015-04-11 - After Easter
Easter Sunday was almost a week ago. We have put away our Easter decorations, our Easter suits and dresses, and our Easter traditions. After Lent and Easter, we return to normal. But after Easter Sunday, Jesus' disciples did not return to normal. At first they hid behind locked doors. They tried to resume their former occupations. But Jesus sought them out and reassured His disciples. As a result, these men went out and spread the Good News about Him. They did not hesitate. They would not let anything stop them.
When the Sanhedrin tried to silence Peter and John, they replied, "We cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard." (Acts 4:20)
So what are we supposed to do after Easter? Like Jesus' disciples, we are to share the Good News with others. Jesus died for our sins, and he arose. As a result, our lives will never be the same.
All scripture references are from the New International Version (NIV) unless otherwise noted.