Post Easter Devotional

Day after Easter. Almost April. Blanket of Snow. Reno, Nevada.

Easter means, among other things, being able to start anew and afresh with God, and so with others and with ourselves, every day. The sins and errors, mistakes and regrets, of our past need not define or dictate our present or our future. Our present view of things, and so our motivation for the actions we choose to take today, can be informed and empowered by the past history of Jesus—His resurrection from the grave—, the present reality of His presence with us—He is risen!—, and the future promise of eternal life because of His completed work and through our faith in Him.

All of this, it occurs to me as I look out my window and see several inches of white blanketing my yard and the hills around us, is beautifully symbolized by the snow. All our dirt is covered by the pure “white as snow” righteousness of Jesus enacted for us in the events of Easter and imputed to us in each and every day.

Ah, what a beautiful day-after-Easter view… And I would add a word of gratitude to God that this beautiful symbol did not appear a day earlier… All of that snow would have made things much more difficult for us on Easter Sunday with our outdoor Sunrise Service and easter egg hunt and the challenge of driving in the snow, etc.

“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. ‘The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘therefore I will hope in Him.’” – Lamentations 3:22-24

I’m dreaming of a White Easter. I live Reno, USA.

Where for no good reasons, we get four seasons, and these sometimes in the same day.

I’m dreaming of a White Easter. The sky is blue. It’s 83.

Sunshine, we are in it, but wait just a minute, it all can change so rapidly.

I’m dreaming of a White Easter. Public opinion says “No way,”

But the weather here, like the God we revere, can bring surprises every day.

Happy day-after-Easter!

– Pastor Jay