[CF Devotionals] 2011-04-26 - Every Morning is Easter Morning

The Songs of Lent, 6 ~ Conclusion

With this installment, we wind up our Lenten/Easter song series. This particular anthem has long been my personal favorite Easter song. As the song reminds us, every day should be an Easter day for us. We should be continuously thankful for Christ's death and resurrection, which secured eternal salvation, for those of us who have accepted Christ as our Savior.

It's meaningful to take special times such as Lent, to focus on Christ's sacrifice for us, to prayerfully examine our own hearts, celebrate with friends and family (a la the Apostle Paul's instructions in Ephesians 5) and enjoy uplifting music and delicious food. But Easter should not be just a holiday for us; Easter should be a 365-day-per-year lifestyle for us. It should be the driving force of our lives, as we live thankfully for our salvation, while using our gifts to bring others into the Kingdom.

And as the following song, and the Apostle Paul, remind us, once we confess and turn from our sins, we need not live mired in guilt. (1 John 1:9) Every day is new; every day is Easter.

Lamentations 3:22 (NASB)
  1. The LORD'S lovingkindnesses indeed never cease,
    For His compassions never fail.
  2. They are new every morning;
    Great is Your faithfulnes
    s.

We should not be "stuck" in the past, but rather we should be living abundant lives now, and we are to be always looking forward to what God has planned for us.

Philippians 3:13-14 (NASB) Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

We are the most blessed people in the world; we are Easter People!

I hope you enjoy the song.

Jan Moser

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Every Morning is Easter Morning

Every morning is Easter morning
Ev'ry morning is Easter morning from now on!
Ev'ry day's resurrection day, the past is over and gone!

Good-bye guilt, good-bye fear, good riddance!
Hello, Lord, Hello, sun!
I am one of the Easter People! My new life has begun!
Ev'ry morning is Easter morning from now on!
Ev'ry day's resurrection day, the past is over and gone!

Daily news is so bad it seems the Good News seldom gets heard.
Get it straight from the Easter People! God's in charge spread the word!

Ev'ry morning is Easter morning from now on!
Ev'ry day's resurrection day, the past is over and gone!
Yesterday I was bored and lonely; But today look and see!
I belong to the Easter People! Life's exciting to me!
Ev'ry morning is Easter morning from now on!
Ev'ry day's resurrection day, the past is over and gone!

Ev'ry morning is Easter morning,
Ev'ry morning is Easter morning,
Ev'ry morning is Easter morning,

From now on!

Words & Tune: Richard K. Avery and Donald S. Marsh, in the Avery and Marsh Songbook, ©1967, Hope Publishing Co.