Monday Motivational – Looking to Easter
Welcome to another Monday Motivational! I am glad that you are taking time to read this and I hope that it helps propel your week into something great! With Easter just around the corner it seems only fitting that I do a post about it, right? Well, you’re in luck! This week we will go over some things that give us a better grasp of what Easter is and means, as well as figure out what we are supposed to do with this information. Lets get underway.
What is Easter? It is a wonder time of year when we get to break out all of our wonderful pastel colored shirts and dresses, have a delicious potluck meal after church, hunt eggs that are filled with candy, and wake up way to early so that we can go to a sunrise service! I don’t know if these were required Easter festivities for you growing up, but they certainly were for my family. All of these are great and somewhat force your hand into having times of fellowship with your church family, but they don’t really express the true meaning behind Easter. A quick google search of the definition of Easter tells you that it is the most important and oldest festival of the Christian Church. This is a bold statement considering how much importance the church puts on Christmas because of the birth of Christ, but in my personal opinion it is an accurate one. We needed the birth of Christ to fulfill Old Testament prophecy about a Savior that was to come, but at the end of the day, it is not through His birth that we have been redeemed. It took His sacrifice on the cross for that. Merriam-Webster gives us a more specific definition by saying Easter is “a feast that commemorates Christ’s resurrection”. So again the question must be asked, what is Easter? For believers it is a time to reflect on the power of the sacrifice of Christ that has given us our relationship with God the father. For the lost it is opportunity to experience the power of Christ’s sacrifice for the first time. Easter is all about Christ, the things He has done for us as believers and the things He can do for those who have not yet surrendered their life to Him.
Easter seems to be a season of time that believers place emphasis on witnessing and inviting people to church. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this, and if you have not yet taken time to invite someone to your church so that they can hear the redemptive story of the cross please do so! There is less than a week until Easter, and witnessing is not something we should procrastinate with. I am reminded of the hymn based on Psalm 107:2 “Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he has redeemed from trouble.”. We have been redeemed and because of that we should have a lifestyle revolving around saying so! Take time to understand and put to words what Easter means to you. Figure out how you can witness to others this week and invite them to church so that they too can experience Christ and have an understanding of what His sacrifice means for them the same way you understand it. People are more open and willing to accept an invite to church during the Easter season, don’t miss out on an opportunity this week when the Spirit lays it on your heart to invite someone.
I pray that this week will be full of intentional reflection on what Christ’s sacrifice means for you and when the Spirit puts you in a position to “say so” you will witness boldly and without fear! We serve a Christ that was willing to lay down His life for us, it is our turn to put our faith into action and fill up the seats of our churches so that others can hear and hopefully walk away having a relationship of redemption in order that they too can “say so”!