I’m meditating on Easter today and reading from the book of Hebrews. As a worship pastor it’s very easy to get caught up in the busyness of the holiday. I have to intentionally take a break from the planning mode and remove myself from the tasks that must be done for the job. I have to slow down in order to fully appreciate and be able to celebrate the truth of Easter. I’m finding myself overwhelmed (in a good way) and thankful for the word “is” today. It’s a small word but so important for our Easter celebration. I can say, with confidence, that Jesus Christ IS alive today, that he IS risen (not ‘has’ risen), that he IS interceding for me, that he IS my worship leader (Hebrews 2:12), that he IS seated at the right hand of God the Father (Hebrews 12:2), that he IS my King, that he IS coming again!
I posted the lyrics to a great song by Charlie Hall, the song is titled “Mystery” and we’ve done this song for Easter in previous years. Hall has a line in the song…”Christ has died, and Christ is risen, and Christ will come again” – it’s a powerful song and every time I sing this song I’m moved by this lyrical composition and truth. Click here to go directly to the lyrics.
As you celebrate Easter this year have you thought about that little word – is? The “is-ness” of Christ is real!
HE IS RISEN! -B.