The End - or is it?

Many people work hard to get ready for Easter.  The aftermath of which makes your church staff look like they have fought a pitched battle against an overwhelming enemy from another galaxy.  But is this the end?

After Jesus had risen from the dead, he was on this earth for another 40 days.  We don't have a lot to go on, but the fact that He appeared to over 500 people suggests that He was busy.  I'm sure that the disciples had lots of questions.  Jesus takes the time in Matthew 28:18-20 to give His final commands to them,

18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

With that, He ascended into heaven.  But before He went He commanded them to go to Jerusalem and wait for the promise of the Father.  10 days later, on the Day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit filled and baptized the 120 believers who were in the upper room, evidenced by speaking in other tongues. 

Easter isn't the end - it is a time for new beginnings.  
- If you attended church, go again. 
- If you made a commitment of faith to Jesus by asking Him to forgive you of your sins.  Follow up on that. 
- If this Easter's service really made an impact on you, then allow it to inspire you to do something more for Jesus. 

PRAY:  Dear Jesus, help me to grow in my relationship with You now more than ever.  AMEN  


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