If you’re anything like me, you’ve spent a ton of time the past few weeks and months getting ready for this past weekend. I hope things went beautifully and you were able to see God at work in your life, work and church. Today, I wanted to talk to you about what happens after Easter.
I was amazed when I was finishing up the most recent He Reads Truth study in Mark. One of the passages for Sunday was 1 Corinthians 15:50-58. This is the well known passage of Paul proclaiming Christ’s resurrection with language you’re probably familiar with:
When this corruptible body is clothed with incorruptibility, and this mortal body is clothed with immortality, then the saying that is written will take place: Death has been swallowed up in victory. Where, death, is your victory? Where, death, is your sting? The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!1 Corinthians 15:54-58
But then comes my favorite part: Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the Lord’s work, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
I’ve read this verse and heard it preached so many times before in relation to work and calling, but until this week, I didn’t really put together together how this is Paul’s call for how we should live in light of the resurrection.
If you’re like me, coming off a busy season of getting ready for Easter/Holy Week and wondering what’s next – Paul makes it clear: be steadfast, immovable, always excelling the the Lord’s work, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
What does this mean for us as technical artists?
- Maybe Easter went well and you need to simply take time to rest with God and not do any work.
- Maybe Easter was really hard and you need to rest in the promise that no matter what happened, your work was not in vain.
- Maybe Easter was fine, but you were so busy you missed out on actually experiencing Jesus’ death and resurrection in your own life.
How was Easter at your church? How are you spending this week in light of the resurrection? Take a moment this week to read through this passage and wrestle with what Christ’s death and resurrection means in your own life.