Those following Christ are people of resurrection not simply resuscitation. This is a beautiful time to contemplate what this means! Eastertide, is the fifty days after Easter Sunday leading up to Pentecost Sunday. Though you will not find an Eastertide observation requirement in Scripture, I would suggest that reflecting on the biblical understanding of Easter will assist in a cognitive and spiritual sense of what it means to be people of resurrection.
Some Scripture for practices:
- Reflect on the fact that death has been swallowed up (1 Corinthians 15:54-56)
- Think of how the resurrection of Jesus is a precursor to your own resurrection (1 Corinthians 15)
- Meditate on what the resurrection means of the character of Christ (Psalm 16:10; Acts 2:25-28)
- Reflect upon the very power that raised Jesus from the dead is available to you (Ephesians 1:15-23)
- Consider how the resurrection gives us “new birth into a living hope” (1 Peter 1:3)
Eastertide allows us to think deeply, meditate, and pray on what it means to embody resurrection. This will change everything. No more frantic resuscitation, grasping for air, life, and momentum. Resurrection is the power to move about freely with force, gentleness, and love. This changes everything.