This quote from my daily devotional reminded me of a previous post– Take It With You. It also fits with our theme this month, since the resurrection is God’s ULTIMATE victory over the evils of sin and death. The author is Rev. John Ellerton (1826-1893) who was English hymn writer. Take the joy and confidence he speaks of with you wherever you go.
“If you come to seek His face, not in the empty sepulcher , but in the living power of His presence, as indeed realizing that He has finished His glorious work, and is alive for evermore, then your hearts will be filled with true Easter joy, and that joy will shed itself abroad in your homes. And let your joy not end with the hymns and prayers and the communions in His house. Take with you the joy of Easter to the home, and make that home bright with more unselfish love, more hearty service; take it into your work and do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus; take it to your heart, and let that heart arise anew on Easter wings to a higher, a gladder, a fuller life; take it to the dear grave-side and say there the two words, ‘Jesus Lives!’ and find in them the secret of calm expectation, the hope of eternal reunion.”