I’m currently trying to work out what I will preach on next Sunday.
It’s Easter Sunday and logic would suggest that the resurrection would be appropriate.
But, isn’t it the case that as we move through the Easter weekend we are more concerned with remembrance than on what’s next?
It goes without saying that we are to remember. It is a great time to reflect on the death and resurrection of our Lord. It is important to see and feel the gospel afresh again.
But are we missing something if all we do is stop there?
Easter is a great time for remembering our Lord but it is also a great time to re-adjust our priorities. We can come closer to him, be convicted toward transformation, and seek to bring glory to God. The gospel changes and renews, and what better time of the year for this to make a tangible impact in our lives than at Easter.
So, what do we do once all the chocolates have been eaten?
Do we continue on our merry way like nothing much has occurred, only slightly slower from the extra calories?
Or, do we get a renewed sense of God and his purposes, a renewed sense of the gospel?