The weekend of ham, coconut cake, easter baskets and easter egg hunts. It’s a 3 day weekend and an opportunity to really spruce up for worship services!
You know there is a part of me that wishes Easter was a religious holiday. I mean…the world is celebrating and people show up for worship like they do on Christmas eve! Should I step over with them and acknowledge this day since they are? Would it generate a religious discussion as to why Easter is not a holy day?
But my “wishes and wants” are not part of God’s word. HE has given me everything I need to know in order to please HIM…and that is exactly why I am here…to please Him (I Thessalonians 2:4).
History shows us who “Easter” was and how she was worshipped in the spring. That’s world history. Biblical history….that which is in the Bible…gives no mention of using “Easter” to remind people of the death and resurrection of Jesus. There’s no mention of it being a yearly observance, but rather a first day of the week observance.
So instead of walking along the path set by man….we should be walking the path set by God who asks us to remember the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ on the Lord’s day…the first day of the week….every week. It’s a simple request without all the pomp that man has tagged to it.
Thank you God for your son Jesus Christ whom we remember every first day of the week.