I’ve never actually quite understood it.
The girls frilly dresses. The boys suits and ties.
The importance of sitting in a seat for a one hour service, one day out of the year.
See, to me? Easter Sunday is literally like every other Sunday of my life.
It’s getting up in the morning, getting the kids ready, and heading to church.
I’m not trying to sound insensitive or blasphemous to the meaning of Easter.
Easter is a big deal. The biggest of deals there could ever, ever be.
Easter means that I serve a God who is alive, as opposed to holding on to hopes of a god who is dead.
Easter means that I don’t have to work anymore, or try to be good enough to get to heaven…
Jesus paying the debt that I owed covered it all.
Every thing I deserved to pay? He paid.
Easter means I have eternal life, hope, peace, satisfaction, and JOY.
But if you are just going to sit in a service because you think that is what people are supposed to do?
You are totally and completely missing the point.
It’s not a show, people! It’s not an act.
It’s real life.
It’s life that says I can not believe someone would actually love me enough to pay a debt that was clearly and totally mine to pay.
It’s a life that says I can not even begin to understand the amount of love that Jesus has for me…little, old me.
I have done nothing to deserve it, and I have messed up way more times than I can count.
Still. He loves me.
He loves me because He created me, and He not only wants to pay the debt I owe?
He wants a relationship with me!
He want to help me get through my life.
Through the pains, through the struggles and through the joy!
And so the reason I’m not inviting you to my Easter service?
Is because I think maybe it’s time you put down those dresses and suits and ties.
I think maybe it’s time to stop doing a ritual to try and relieve your guilt.
I think maybe it’s time to stop putting on an act.
I think maybe it’s time to stop acting like you have it all together, when the truth is, none of us do!
I think maybe it’s time you stopped trying to fool yourself into believing that you don’t need anyone.