Tonight it feels like the night before Christmas. And I have butterflies, nervousness, excitement, anticipation, and on and on the list goes.
And it is because I am truly excited to celebrate tomorrow. Not just because the Easter bunny brings candy and eggs, and we get to see lots of friends and family and stuff our faces with lots of good food.
Tomorrow is so much bigger than that. And deserves a lot more respect than we give this day every year.
So what in the world is so exciting about tomorrow, besides the obvious for us “churchy people”? Because we all know what tomorrow represents, but what is the big deal?
If tomorrow is not a big deal to you, maybe that should be your reality check.
Why do most of us celebrate two days out of the year (Christmas and Easter) and act like we are Christians but then the rest of the 363 days out of the year we could really care less? Is that really how Christianity works? And if you are currently treating your relationship with God that way, is that really a healthy relationship?
This is not a blog post to slam you against the wall and make you feel horrible about your faith. But I would like for this blog post to make you think about where you stand with your relationship with God.
He is a lot more patient with us than we are with our relationships.
For example, can you imagine treating a relationship with a friend the same way you treat your relationship with God? What if you were excited about a friend of yours two days out of the year and the rest of the year you really didn’t give a rip about them? Wouldn’t work out too well. But God is waiting, even though we treat Him this way.
So take a big boy or big girl step and try treating your celebration of Easter a little differently tomorrow. And don’t just eat, drink and be merry, but celebrate, respect and honor what He has done for you. And then don’t let it stop there.