Monday, April 1, 2013

God First, Man Second: Easter Edition

Getting to Easter Sunday is not an easy thing for pastors. Clearly, our focus, even as pastors, should not be racing to the finish line that is Easter. Our goal should not be to survive it, get through it, look past it or even forget about it until next January. (Yes, that's when pastors begin thinking about Easter.)

But Easter Sunday was never intended to be an end.

It's a beginning.

It's new life, it's the beginning of the Church and it's the reason we have hope as Christians. And, as with anything that is important, it's all about Jesus.

And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. ~Ephesians 3:17-19

Get it? Jesus loves. We grasp. God does all the work and simply asks that we try to keep up. 

You can pack up the plastic Easter eggs and throw away that grass that kids know is just 'filler' to make it seem like they're getting more. But don't move past the fact that God loves you and has only begun to show His resurrection power. 

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