Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Easter Is Over: Are You Over Easter?

In the Bible, a lot took place after the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. The authors of the Gospels each record a chapter of narrative devoted to the events that took place post-resurrection (John actually records two chapters, and Luke adds another 10 verses in the beginning of the book of Acts.). Needless to say, in the life of Jesus, there was more story to tell.

Isn't that just like Jesus? He not only rises from the dead, but he stays and does a bit of ministry before He goes up to heaven. I love it, because it gives us a great model to follow as creatives.

Once again I state that all of us are creative We just express it differently. Jesus, in His expression of creativity, chose to stay and do a little more ministry and invest a little more in His relationships by choice, not because His work wasn't complete. He simply wanted to keep creating.

Don't misinterpret what I am saying: I believe the fact that Jesus completed His sacrifice for mankind by dying on the cross. It was the artist in Him that wanted to add "just a little more" to a perfect creation.

I don't know about you, but I can never be satisfied with post-production on a CD or song, because there is always something more I could add or alter. I believe that is inherent in the creatives.

Jesus stayed around to "include a few more brush strokes", to "throw in some harmony", to "add an adjective to a sentence" because as you know, creators continue to create.

Is there more that you could do to celebrate the Resurrection, to expand the Kingdom of God, to invest into the lives of others? What is the next step for you?

Question: Now that Easter is over, are you over Easter?

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