Easter is More than a Day

But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. 2Peter 3:8

Last Sunday was the day many Christians celebrated Easter, the RESURRECTION of our sovereign, reigning King, Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. On Easter, Christians awake filled with love, faith. joy, and hope because God’s sufficient grace has, is and will always prevail. Therefore, my sisters and brothers, this month’s message is to encourage you to think of Easter not as a single day but from the viewpoint of “with the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day” 2Peter3:8.

      Why this verse? First consider that after all this time, the risen Savior is still with us, just as He promised.  However, with people, as time passes it is not unusual to forget or dilute the importance of keeping their promises or commitments. But, time simply has no bearing on what God says he will do. Despite personal difficulties, financial struggles, family concerns, or political unrest Christ will always be here.  Jesus having shared in our sufferings and risen with all power, intervenes in the events and course of our lives presently, perpetually, permanently.

     Again, why this verse? Christians understand that Resurrection Sunday is set-aside each year to worship and give thanks for the embodiment and fulfillment of our Christian foundation. Therefore, it is of little surprise that more Americans attend church on Resurrection Sunday than any other time. Easter is a day which inspires a desire to show a visible connection to Christ. Still, the verse “with the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day “, suggests that the things of God are more than one day. Therefore, in as much as attending services reflects religious behavior and self-perception of one’s identity with Christ, apprehending the platform that ____ Easter is more than one day is encouraged.  Day, after day, let every thought reflect the mind of Christ and all behavior demonstrate the Fruit of the Spirit. Do not get tired of doing what is good and use every opportunity to do good to everyone, especially to believers. Do not give up, at the right time harvest will come. Fully live as a steadfast testimony to the world of the indwelling present, perpetual and permanent presence of the Risen Christ.

     Once again why this verse? “with the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day “. These words visibly point to how far God’s patience, mercy and love reaches. Our Father in Heaven is neither slow to perform nor forgetful of any of His promises; His mercy endures forever. In fact, Christ has not returned yet for the final judgment because the Lord does not want anyone to perish. He wants everyone to have sufficient time to come to repentance because it is those who sow to the Spirit, who will from the Spirit reap eternal life. Therefore, let a desire to show a visible identity in Christ, be present, perpetual and permanent.

Yours in Christ,

Rev. Von Crigler