Easter Joy

For all the chocolate, the family get togethers, the games and fun, it’s all too easy to miss the REAL joy of Easter.  Chocolate is good, but it doesn’t last forever.  Fun and games with family and friends are wonderful, but arguments break out and sooner or later everyone has to go home.  But the real story of Easter speaks of an unshakeable, unending, perfect joy.  Jesus himself guarantees it:

“You have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.” (John 16v22)

I have very much appreciated reading Tony Reike’s reflections on this distinctly, uniquely Christian Easter joy.  I hope you do too.   Do read the article in full if you have the time.  If not, here’s a snippet:

Every such joy seeker, in pursuit of treasures that will not fade or rust or break or be stolen, must pay careful attention to Easter — not with a nod-off-through-the-sermon kind of attention, but with a real, earnest, eager attention riveted on Christ. If we miss the significance of the resurrection, we scamper past the greatest joy in the universe.