Jessica Lenehan

Celebrate Easter!

Easter day seemed a little more special for me this year. I’m not entirely sure why, but I think it’s mostly because of the ways that I’ve drawn closer to the Lord this year as a missionary, especially in prayer. It hasn’t been the easiest year of my life, but it has been incredibly blessed! Journeying with Jesus in prayer and in Scripture has brought me to a place where I feel closer to Him than I ever have before, so there was so much to celebrate as we remembered Christ’s resurrection on Easter! More about that in a minute…

Did you know that the Easter season lasts for 50 days??

I’m sure I’ve learned that before, but I tend to forget. That means that this year, Easter doesn’t end until May 19th (which is Pentecost)! That seems so far away! Since the Church doesn’t do things without reason, that must mean that Easter is a BIG deal. I mean, what else in life do we get to celebrate for 50 days?!

On Easter this year, I woke up feeling a little extra joy – with a thankful heart, so ready and excited to celebrate Christ’s resurrection and the victory He won for us. As I celebrate this Easter season, I celebrate what God has done for me once and for all in His passion, death, and resurrection, and I also celebrate the victories He continues to work in my life. Our God is not dead, He’s ALIVE! He is alive and working in my life every day. I am not thankful enough for that…

Here are just a few examples of things that I’m celebrating with gratitude as I celebrate Easter this year:

  • God calling me to be a missionary – the best life I could imagine
  • Community and friends to journey with me through the ups and downs
  • Having a family that loves and supports me
  • Knowing that God never leaves me and He gives me everything I need

Happy Easter! Keep celebrating!

Comment below or email me and let me know how you will be continuing to celebrate Christ’s resurrection this Easter season – I’d love to hear from you!

Jessica Lenehan

About the Author

I was born and raised in Southern California, and I graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2009. I went on my first mission trip my junior year of college and have continued to fall in love with mission ever since. This is my fourth year serving as a full-time missionary, and I love it even more than ever! I am continually in awe of God’s love and faithfulness! You can email me at [email protected] or follow me on Twitter @LT_JessicaL.