I’m not that big on religious Holidays. Not that I’ll protest them or even really express any particular dislike for them, but they’re just not a huge deal to me. If anything, the day after them is really when everything sets in. How many people will talk about Jesus’ birth the day after Christmas? In this case, how many of the multitudes will study the Bible the week after their yearly “return to church” on Easter Sunday? I don’t mean to be cynical, if anything I want to solicit a reaction. Will you study the Bible, or will you just let this pass by like another event?
Romans 6:3-4 Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.
Even though Easter is celebrated as Resurrection Day, I’m continually grateful for the great joy I’ve had to share in His resurrection through baptism. Yesterday, countless people who never set foot in a church the rest of the year attended, many people who never speak of God posted scriptures on their social networks and talked about how grateful they are for the cross. However, in this time of hypocritical spirituality, very few are willing to truly study the Bible out and change their lives.
I’ve reflected on what the cross means to me, and it drives me to work harder everyday. As the new churches are preparing to be planted and the Bible studies are picking up, I couldn’t be more grateful for the life I’ve been given. If you’re interested in what I’ve been up to, an update is coming soon. However, I would love to hear from you. Make a comment, send me an email or even give me a call if you want to know more or just want to catch up. Hope to hear from you soon.