Easter 2014 is over. Or, is it? I learned a song many years ago about that. The title is, “Ev’ry Morning Is Easter Morning.” It was written by two ministers, Richard Avery and Don Marsh. It begins with the refrain: “Ev’ry morning is Easter morning from now on. Ev’ry day is resurrection day, the past is over and gone.” Then it is followed by verses that rejoice in the freedom from guilt, fear and claims of a new life of excitement and belonging, belonging to the Easter People. The idea is that because of Jesus’ life, crucifixion and being raised from death, we have the opportunity to choose to join Him and realize the freedom from the bondage, control and separation that sin puts us in.
Those who have been freed by Jesus Christ from a life of bondage to addictions, to abuses, to co-dependency, to fears and more, having received Him as Savior and Lord, know that sense of real freedom. They are ready to declare and rejoice that they can wake up each morning saying with exhilarating joy, “Good morning Lord! I’m free! I’m free to say ‘no’ to the old ways and ‘yes’ to the new life you have in store for me.”
Jesus’ death and resurrection made it possible for us to choose to live forever in Heaven. By accepting Jesus as Savior and Lord, we too can look forward to what He has in store for us when this life is over. Realizing the personal relationship we have available with the God of the universe, to look forward to spending eternal life with Him rather than eternal death, and the benefits available while we are still on earth is enough to inspire us to say, “Yes I want to be an Easter Person.”