Twas the day after Easter? No, the day after that, folks returned to the lives they had lead.
For the most part, all life settled back to its norm and many or most felt their hearts were still warm
from Sunday and spiritually fed.
They let their minds wander toward worry and pleasure forgetting the power of Christ's precious treasure,
they settled for luke warm instead.
"Easter's alright. It does have its place" said a red-headed boy, chocolate still on his face.
Said a sweet little gal "The people looked swell; men in suits and ladies in lace."
"But when it's all done, I've a business to run," said a gent as he packed his briefcase.
Seems the world had moved on and forgotten the song 'bout victory over hell, sin and death.
"Those words that bring cheer don't apply to us here, on Tuesday" said Lori and Seth.
"Could there be a way" another did say "to keep Easter alive all the year?"
Then he turned up the show with his TV remote to drown other sounds from his ear.
Another repined, "Lord just give us a sign..." as she helped her son on with his jacket,
"...that You still care when life isn't fair, falls apart and I'm caught in a panic."
Easter's crescendo flew out through the window as they sped through the tasks of their day.
The Sun overhead brightly shined, but instead no one noticed and busy they stayed.
Rather than hope, their souls would still grope for the something they'd let slip away.
Then the voice of a younger cried out much like thunder, "He's Risen! He's Risen, indeed!"
"But that was on Sunday, the day before Monday. On Tuesday that's not what we need!
So mellow, young fellow." said Art with a bellow, "Don't be a fanatic, I plead."
But the voice of the younger cried out even stronger, "He's Risen, He's Living again."
Repeated and then, other voices joined in with "Alive, Forever, Amen!"
Remember to live out the faith that you sing out. It matters on Tuesday the same,
as it did, when on Sunday, you said "Jesus Loves Me." Don't forget you're the reason He came!
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