I’d encourage you to find ways to celebrate these great fifty days by adding moments of celebration into your daily routine. Perhaps you could keep a thanksgiving chart on your phone or make a family poster to log thanksgivings during these days. Maybe you could read through the post resurrection appearances daily that are found at the end of the gospels and reflect upon what Jesus did in each as He forgave, restored, and commissioned the disciples. Additionally, you may consider building weekday service on Wednesday nights, Growth Groups on Sunday, or some other offering to the Lord at the church into your routine to reflect thanksgiving by spending more time with Him.
Celebrate these great days with joy, because the joy we enter into in this season is a foretaste of the heavenly joy we will enter into for all eternity. For on that day, when Jesus returns He will remember and respond to those who have believed and followed Him by welcoming them into His presence forevermore. And that celebration will continue for eternity! We get glimpses here and now as we prepare for that Day. Find ways to celebrate and more fully embrace the joy of Jesus and the abundant life He offers us this Eastertide.