After the hullaballoo and grandeur of Holy Week, it’s time to remember that Jesus lives in the everyday, and every day we are invited us into His presence.
After the eggs are cracked and egg salad sandwiches consumed, after the little foil wrappers from the chocolate eggs are picked up off the floor and table tops and thrown away, after the bunny decorations are put away… it’s easy to go back to our regular routine.
But Jesus says, “I am always with you.”
That means that Jesus is with us as we are pumping gas or at the dentist. He is with us if we are worried about test results, or anxious about writing an exam. Jesus is with us when we lose our temper or when we feel like all that we do goes unrecognized.
Jesus says, “I am always with you.”
There is a story in the Bible of two men walking to Emmaus. Jesus joins them on their journey, but the two men didn’t recognize Him. They were chatting away, telling Jesus all that had happened to Him, and they didn’t even know it was Him. Jesus was right there next to them. He was right there all along and they didn’t see Him. How often do we do the same?
As you journey through the next days, weeks and months after Easter, remember that the Easter message was never intended to be a one-Sunday-a-year event. We are to live out the message of the good news that Jesus was indeed crucified, buried and He rose again on the third day with all power and glory.
Remember today, no matter what circumstance you find yourself in, Jesus says, “I am always with you.”
Join us on Sunday April 23rd as Rev. Dr. Robert Dean preaches and Hue Francis leads us in worship. It will be a powerful Sunday. Be sure to join us!