Holy Week is over, the resurrection has happened, the Lord is back with us. The joy is immense!
Most people think the story is over now, but such is not the case. The glory of the resurrection – the story of our salvation – is a beginning, not an ending. There is one more big date on the church calendar before we reach “ordinary time.” This last date is one of the most misunderstood. It is loaded with implications plus theological and ecclesiastical baggage. I hope to unpack some of that as we wait.
But this first Sunday after Easter we must simply wait. After all:
Yet those who wait for the Lord
Will gain new strength;
They will mount up with wings like eagles,
They will run and not get tired,
They will walk and not become weary.
And that is what we wait for – that which will give us strength and keep away tiredness and weariness. We wait to move from simply being saved to flying like eagles. Jesus promised what is coming.