Those who have found Easter include characters like Peter and John running toward the tomb (John 20:3-4), or the women running away from it (Mark 16:8). Those still seeking it are people like Mary Magdalene (John 20:11, 15), Thomas (John 20:25), and the disciples on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:17-24). And those whom Easter has found are those like Saul (Acts 9:5-6) or John on the island of Patmos (Rev. 1:12-18). They aren’t looking for Easter; they run into it. They turn around and it is there! In fact, immediately after rising from the dead, Jesus appeared to many of his followers (see 1 Cor. 15:6-8) and not simply to prove that he was alive, but rather to reveal the power and the effect of Easter on every other day in our lives. Easter is bigger than a day. It is, as N.T. Wright put it, “not just a highly peculiar event within the present world (though it is that); it is, principally, the defining act of the new creation, of the world that is being born with Jesus.” Easter is the beginning of new order, a new humanity, “a new shape of the world,” as Barth called it, and a new way of living in it.