Easter is Over. What Now?

Janis Hunt Johnson
4 min readApr 24, 2023
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Easter calling.

Pastor Todd Lotridge asked his congregation in his sermon the week after Easter Sunday, “What is the work of Easter?” He talked about how, as followers of Jesus’ teachings, we are called today to be Christ in the world, to shine the light of Christ wherever there is darkness.

How do we do that?

The dictionary defines resurrection as not only “rising from the dead” but also “a rising again, as from decay, disuse, etc.”; “revival”; and a rising above mortality through the understanding of spiritual life as demonstrated by Jesus Christ.”

God is continuously calling us to reject the world’s material view — death, destruction and despair — to wake up to God’s spiritual reality. In Divine reality, whatever the circumstances, God’s Infinite Allness offers healing to every human challenge.

Living out the resurrection.

Even though Jesus appeared outside his tomb three days after his crucifixion not only to women, but also to two travelers on the road to Emmaus, to the disciples several times, to a group of 500, and so on (see Luke 24:1–32, John 20:19–25, John 21:1–23, I Corinthians 15:6, etc.), some people had doubts. They chose not to trust even those who told of how they had seen Jesus with their own eyes, or touched the nail prints…



Janis Hunt Johnson

Author, 5 Smooth Stones: Our Power to Heal Without Medicine through the Science of Prayer. Transformational Editor. From Chicago to L.A., now in Pacific NW.