The alleluias have been sung to the point of raising the church roof. The sound of the timpani drum resonates in our hearts. Trumpets, harps, French horns and flutes add to the beauty of our worship.  The voices, the prayers, the rejoicing, the celebration has replaced a long season of repentance and sadness over our sinful condition.  Christ is arisen and, because of that, we no longer need fear the power of death.  We too shall rise.

So the week continues.  Does that same feeling of excitement remain? Within a few days, life returns to normal.  We’re faced with tough decisions, mounting debt, worry over health issues. We face road blocks and detours along the way and the message of salvation slowly sinks into the past. How can we keep that same energy alive throughout our days?

Jesus could have ascended into heaven right after His resurrection, but he remained on earth for 40 more days…

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