Hopefully this is not the only day of the year you are in church but if it is good for you. For some reason people who otherwise do not go to church come out in hoards this day. Churches often times offer multiple services to handle the new crowds. A chaplain we had a few years ago called these people that came on Easter only 'Lilly Christians'.
Jesus did in fact die a gruesome death on the cross and was buried in a tomb and came to life again 3 days later. This holiday is not about chocolate bunnies and Easter eggs. It is about new life as Christ is alive evermore so here in spring we celebrate new life after the a long winter. But Jesus died for the vilest of sinners. He was sinless. He took upon himself the sins of the world. Yet many ignore Him and only show up in church on Easter as it is the thing to do. Easter is a celebration of Jesus being alive. Hallelujah! Up from the grave he arose!!
My prayer is today that many will enter churches across this great nation of ours with a fresh hunger for the word of God and things of Christ. My prayer is that they do not wait till Christmas or Easter to come to church again.
Isaiah 53:5 says "but He was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities, the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed."
PRAYER: Lord I am so thankful for this day to celebrate you coming back to save us from our sins. I know Lord I am to be your witness here on this earth. Lot me who your love to the unlovely and a non judgmental spirit to those who have gone astray. Use me Lord to show your love. in Jesus name. Amen.
Click on link and listen to beautiful Easter melody.