Easter is the most important day in human history. Without Easter, Good Friday would not mean anything. Easter is the day that Jesus conquered sin and death. He rose again, just as He promised. A new day has dawned. He has won the victory. His eternal Kingdom has invaded, taking back His world and lost hearts
Easter is amazing! But Easter is often missed. The earliest Christians almost missed Easter. They were scared and sad, hiding in rooms and dealing with their own emotions. Thankfully, the devotion of a few brave women led them to a tomb, which they found empty. Then they encountered the risen Lord. He was no ghost; He was resurrected with flesh and bone. Soon the other disciples encountered Jesus in various ways as He taught them and proved to them He was alive. He sent them out to the ends of the earth with the good news that sin and death have been defeated.
We also almost miss Easter. We fall into routines and the wonder of the day gets lost on us. We may attend church, but we often forget to share with people the power of God’s hope that was raised on Easter. This means inviting people to Easter but also loving people differently, listening to them, and caring for them. We miss so much because we are so busy. Easter often has family obligations and traditions, and in the flurry of trying to do everything and please everyone we miss the meaning of the moment.
Don’t miss Easter. If you have taken the time to read this, take another few minutes to reflect on Easter and what it means. One of the best ways to prepare for Easter is to attend a Good Friday service. Covenant Grove’s is at 7:00pm. The sorrow of the cross leads to the wonder of the empty tomb. Then we have four services on Easter. I hope you can make an Easter service and really soak it in. Slow down life a bit; don’t miss the best parts. Don’t miss Easter.