This morning, the day after Easter, I got up at 5:00 AM and turned on the weather channel. I heard about the tornado somewhere in Texas and saw it was going to be hot in Arizona; got dressed; started the morning coffee; looked at some emails and answered a few of them. I remembered the many visitors that we had at Church yesterday, and there were a lot. All the girls and women were elegantly dressed. All the boys and men were as sharp as sharp could be. There was a genuine excitement in the air. But, does Easter make a difference on Monday or Tuesday? I prepared breakfast. My granddaughter and I sat down, prayed and thanked Jesus for the beautiful day and for the food that we were going to eat. We drank our orange juice (she always wins). She started eating her apple while I was eating my cereal. Then she asked this question, ”Who do you know that died and came back to life three (she held up 3 fingers) days later?” After she said that, my mind raced through all of the things I just rehearsed with you plus a million more. Did Easter really made a difference or had routine taken over again? Paul wrote, “For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures...” (1 Corinthians 15:3-5) I’m sure that for many people in Jerusalem after that Passover, many lives went back to routine. For a few, it made a significant difference. Let’s talk about why it makes even a greater significance today.
Pastor Roger firstname.lastname@example.org.