Is that how you think about Easter? Maybe not those words specifically… but does your attitude suggest that? Do you even get the full gravity of Easter?
Let’s start with that. Easter is the holiest day of the year, it is the day of the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Through his death, burial, and resurrection, Jesus paid the penalty for sin, thus purchasing for all who believe in him, eternal life in Christ Jesus. It’s the day that our faith hinges on. Are you hearing me? It doesn’t get bigger than Easter.
Maybe we, in ministry, have done a poor job in accentuating the importance of Easter. We allow the stores, candy and card companies to allow a stupid little bunny to overshadow our King. If you can’t tell me what Easter is all about… I have failed you, and I apologize. I will never let that happen again. Ever.
But I digress..
How do you typically act on Easter Sunday? You probably get dressed up in your “really nice” clothes and head to church with your family. Your WHOLE family… Then you go have a nice dinner, thanking Jesus for what He did and then you probably go and watch some basketball. See, it’s already slipping away from you.. it being the meaning and depth of this day.
It’s now Monday, how many of you thanked Him, again, for drinking in your sin so that you may have eternal life? By tomorrow, that number will drop even further. See where I’m going with this?
It’s awesome that so many people come to church on Easter. It’s awesome that so many people are reminded ON THAT DAY of what Jesus did when he was nailed to that cross. It’d be more awesome if we didn’t have to be reminded.
Daily, we need to thank Christ for what He did for us. Daily we need to recognize how woefully far we are from God without Jesus. Daily we need to account for our sins to Him.
Let’s put this in more basic terms. If you were about to be hit by a car and someone pulled you out of the way just as you were about to be run down.. you would NEVER stop thanking that person. You’d call them, e-mail them, tell everyone you know about them, you’d probably make a facebook fan page for them…
What Jesus did upon that cross was SO MUCH MORE important. How often do you thank Him? Where’s His fan page? And have you thought of Him at all today?