The World Remembers


Today, the religious world will celebrate a day called Easter. The religious world has set aside this day to remember the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ. Great worship services will be dedicated to this event. The day will be marked with sunrise services and great performances by the worship bands and choirs. The auditoriums will be decorated with spring flowers, lilies, and palm branches. Everyone will partake of the Lord’s Supper, perhaps for the first time in months. The pastors will wear brightly colored robes and sashes to set them apart from others. Many will show up for services for the first time since Christmas or even perhaps last Easter. The minds of the masses will be set upon thinking about the Savior for a few hours. By the following Sunday, the crowds will dwindle, the robes will be put away, the lilies will be gone, and for many, the thoughts of Jesus will have faded. Those so called “ holy days” of Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter which are not found in the Scriptures will be long forgotten.

For many this time is nothing more than wearing new Easter clothes or hats. It is nothing more than getting together with family and friends and to have a Sunday brunch or dinner. For many, even some “churches,” the Easter bunny and hunting for eggs have replaced the worship services,  but for those who are obedient to the Word, we remember Colossians 3:17 where Paul writes, “And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”   True Christians who believe and obey will be here next Sunday and the Sunday after that because they believe what they read in Acts 20:7. That verse states, “Now on the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul , ready to depart the next day, spoke to them and continued his message until midnight.” The Lord’s Supper will be served each and every Sunday, the prayers will be offered, the songs of praise will be sung, the messages will be preached, and the collection will be taken as the early church did in the first century.

So, while many will forget about Christ and His great sacrifice, we will remember Matthew 6:33. That verse reminds us that we must, “Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.” Never forget that the Scriptures remind us that many will believe that they are doing great and wonderful things in worshipping the Lord, but God can see their hearts and knows their minds. “Love the Lord your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.” Matthew 22:37. 

  Written by Larry Schneider