“The One Right Way To Do Everything (Easter Sunday)

Hi, everyone! Great to be back after Holy Week! Picking back up again where we left off, but hopefully with a renewed perspective and purpose!)

So what do you think? Of all the Sundays in a year, Easter would be the one Sunday where everything should go “the one right way,” shouldn’t it? There should be one day when all of the words are right, when everyone sings all of the verses for all of the songs and gets all of the words right and all of the musical notes perfect!

That’s what it’s all about, isn’t it? Or is it maybe about none of those things at all? “Christ the Lord is risen today. Alleluia!” It’s the risen part that is so wonderful! (Even if you forget to add the “Alleluia!” or slip and put in “Yabba Dabba Doo!”)

And you know what? Sometimes your heart really can get lost in feeling the greatness of a physical and spiritual reality like the Resurrection of Jesus Christ…so much so that your heart really does forget the words, and maybe for more reason than just losing your place in the hymnal. Maybe because what your heart is feeling surpasses the words in the hymnal!

But consider this miracle!

He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying. Matthew 28:26 (NASB)

“He has risen, just as He said.” Those are wonderful words.

Now I would invite you to use your imagination a bit because if you have been baptized those words are about YOU too! Even though your name isn’t printed in that place in the Bible, just like “Yabba Dabba Doo” isn’t printed in the hymnal!

Here’s how it looks for me, so why not try it out with your name and make it personal?

“John is not here. John has risen, just as Jesus Christ said he would. Come, see the place where John was lying.”

having been buried with Him in baptism, in which you were also raised up with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead. Colossians 2:12 (NASB)

Really a different way of looking at yourself, wouldn’t you agree?!? I’m going to think on that for a while!

12 thoughts on ““The One Right Way To Do Everything (Easter Sunday)

  1. “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30)

    We are free from the expectations of religion, by none other than the Son of God himself. But how many times do we go to church to be seen of men as one of the faithful? How often do we go there to worship the Lord? How often is it a social event, and customs of man are to be paid tribute to?

    For a long time I went to church (only on Easter and Christmas) so that I would appear to be a good little Christian, when in reality I despised those around me, viewing them as judgmental, and not even bothering to worship the One true God. God brought down my pride and anger through the stroke, bringing me to a place where I had to acknowledge Him and worship Him. He freed me from the act of religion (which was a yoke of a terrible burden) into a faith that doesn’t have to be perfect in the eyes of man.

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  2. We moderns are such nit-picky literalists with stunted imaginations we’re not used to putting ourselves into the story, to make it, as you say, a living faith, to make the Gospel present to us and God a very personal, loving Father.

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