by A. W. Tozer
Do we really believe that the Resurrection of Jesus Christ is something more than making us the “happiest fellows in the Easter parade”? Are we just to listen to the bright cantata and join in singing “Up from the Grave He Arose,” smell the flowers, and go home and forget it?
No, certainly not! It is truth and a promise with a specific moral application. The Resurrection certainly commands us with all the authority of sovereign obligation—the missionary obligation!
I cannot give in to the devil’s principle, deceitful tactic, which makes so many Christians satisfied with an “Easter celebration” instead of experiencing the power of Christ’s Resurrection. It is the devil’s business to keep Christians mourning and weeping with pity beside the cross instead of demonstrating that Jesus Christ is risen, indeed.
When will the Christian church rise up, depend on His promise and power, and get on the offensive for the risen and ascended Savior?
Lord, Your Resurrection has made me truly happy; nothing else could mean more. It made the way for my salvation.
Taken from Renewed Day by Day, Volume II, by A. W. Tozer.