Even though we have celebrated Easter Sunday, we get a chance to examine whether we live Easter lives each weekend. We do this by examining what we do with life’s disappointments. Anytime we believe that God hasn’t lived up to the promises that we’ve been given, do we go back to the old way, acting as if we are in control of life, or do we move forward one step at a time and trust that God’s promises are true?
If you have betrayed Jesus like Peter did and feel any sense of shame or disappointment in yourself, can you hear Jesus asking you if you love Him? He isn’t berating you or chastising you, but asking the most critical question: Do you love Him? If you answer yes, is it more than just words? Does your life have that Easter flavor to it? Is the direction of your life steady in hope, or is it a stop-and-start life depending on whether life is going the way you want it to go?