Modern Christians don’t always celebrate it, but for most of church history, the Easter “season” is not a one-day affair. It goes on for 7 whole weeks! It even has a fun name: Eastertide. Like the tide of an ocean that goes up and down but requires a little patience to fully enjoy, Easter and the resurrection of Jesus lasts for a little longer than we often let it.
God has taken the most tragic event of history and turned it into the most beautiful event of history! Now, if God is able to make beauty from ashes in an event as profound as the death of Christ, just imagine what God can do with your life!
Palm Sunday is a paradoxical day. Today we celebrate Jesus’ “triumphal entry”, but just how triumphal is it?
With the death and resurrection of Christ, the world changed forever. A ray of light shot out of the darkness and began to transform everything and continues to transform everything. You and I are called to participate, becoming mirrors of the light that it might shine farther and wider.