The many people heading to church this weekend proves that the resurrection is still an important part of our ethos, whether admitted to or not. Would tradition alone drive so many people to attend church only a couple of times a year? Would it make any sense to go sing some songs about a risen Lord, if you did not believe in Him? This is a tension I feel every year because I do not understand how anyone can live under the gracious hand of God and not feel some emotion toward Him more than twice a year. When did church become something to watch and critique rather than a chance to worship the Lord with others, declaring His worth together? That is a discussion for another time because today is Easter Sunday- a.k.a. Resurrection Sunday. Regardless of the reasons for the spike in church attendance, it is an opportunity to point as many people as possible to Jesus Christ! He is the hope of the world.
So, let’s boldly proclaim Christ this Easter Sunday because He has saved us! This is not a message made for only one day a year, but rather for every day of our life. Our life should worship God and shine light on the person of Jesus Christ.
Every Sunday we gather and remember this: “He arose! He arose! Hallelujah, Christ arose!” This resurrection changed everything and we have nothing to complain about.