Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Any Other Sunday
Yesterday's post by Mike Ellis reminded me of my kids' Easter egg hunt. I was chasing our son while my wife was herding our daughter. All the while I was worried either of them would make a mess of the clothes they were wearing.
I admit, I came to church Sunday looking forward to a great show. I'm glad I didn't get it. Not to say it wasn't a great worship service, it was. (One of my best friends is the worship minister, please don't take this personally!) But it wasn't the dog-and-pony show so many churches put on for Easter. The sermon wasn't extra "fluffy", full of platitudes about Jesus' love, but rather what we'd expect any Sunday- challenges on how to live like Christ and lessons to be learned from His sacrifice. The songs were nice and there were a couple of soloists to mix things up a little, but that was it. It was just like any other Sunday. And looking back (and looking at the grass stains on my son's pants) I'm glad it was.