Does it really matter that Jesus rose from the dead? After all he said himself that it wouldn’t change the minds of most. In a story of a rich man and a poor man Jesus says, “If they won’t listen to Moses and the prophets, they won’t even listen if someone rises from the dead.” (Lk 16:31)
Today, most don’t pay attention to God’s way of living, so why would Easter be any more than a day for a family gathering, and egg hunt and some candy. Jesus intended so much more! Even for those of us who believe in the resurrection, has it really changed our lives. Jesus died so that we would have a shot at “life to the fullest.” Does that really describe my life?
Prayer: Lord, even though Easter has come and gone, may I live into the reality of your resurrection today. Amen