I don’t usually spend two weeks talking about Easter, but my heart of so full I’m going to break tradition. Besides, outside of the days of Creation, Good Friday and Easter are unarguably the two most important days in all history.
They deserve a second look–and much more.
Let me “warm up” your day with a little Easter afterglow.
I was tempted this week to talk about the Trump indictment and the world that we live in that is spinning out of control.
Then a friend reminded me that when we wake up and begin our day, we should start with God’s truth–not the wacky earthly news.
It’s also Holy Week. Here’s what you really need to know.
Easter time remains one of the most memorable weeks of year for me. When I was young, I enjoyed attending sun-rise services where we awakened the dawn with shouts of “Christ the Lord is Risen Today!”
In 1974, I was privileged to spend Easter in the Holy Land where an early dawn prayer time at Golgotha and a visit to the Empty Tomb stand out as cherished memories.
Twenty years later, I participated in mid-week prayer meetings in our hometown–every day of the week–leading up to Resurrection Day. Good Friday always included a “Walk with the Cross” through town, praying for our friends and neighbors and thanking God for His greatest of gifts. This Good Friday we will walk the cross again for the 25th year in a row.
Easter is special, world-changing, cosmos altering.
It celebrates the permanent victory of Jesus’ death and resurrection.