Is it back to church as usual?
What’s different because Jesus arose?
More specifically, what’s different about my life because I encountered Christ?
I don’t think Jesus suffered, died, and arose from the grave so we could maintain the status quo … or so that we could return to our normal humdrum lives … or so that church could become ‘the usual weekend routine.’
Dorothy Sayers said it this way —
To do them justice, the people who crucified Jesus did not do so because He was a bore. Quite the contrary; He was too dynamic to be safe. It has been left for later generations to muffle up that shattering personality and surround Him with an atmosphere of tedium. We have declawed the Lion of Judah and made Him a housecat for pale priests and pious old ladies.
Although Easter is over, I pray my life with Christ is never tedious … never boring … never predictable … never as tame as a housecat.
I want to know and see firsthand in my life that the Lion of Judah is not safe, but that He is good (thanks to C.S. Lewis for that wording)!
Jesus conquered death so that you and I could really live. Don’t ever settle for the boring, humdrum, usual routine. Discover the exciting life Jesus has for you!