Well, we made it! All the way through Lent, through the cross and now onto the celebration of the Resurrection of the Lord. Praise God!
Every year on Easter one of my most fervent prayers is for the people who only go to church once or twice a year. As I have said before, I am not condemning, because for years I did that. In fact, there were probably many years when I didn’t even bother to go on Christmas and Easter. So I pray from experience. My prayer is that this Easter, something inside of them will stir. That that longing that we all have to seek God will be unleashed within them. And that, if it be within God’s good will that you or I could somehow play a part in that.
So if your church is extra crowded today and someone is sitting in your regualr seat, extend a hand and a radiant smile and welcome them. Share your Easter joy with them. Maybe that will be the beginning of a beautiful relationship. And when we finally get a chance to meet up in heaven, they will let you know that you played a part in their journey there. What could be better?
Father, we thank for raising Jesus from the dead, that we might have life and experience resurrection ourselves. Bless all those who enter churches today, that we may all draw ever closer to you. Amen.