I had to explain to the boys yesterday that at most churches Easter is a really big deal. For our small church, it’s usually not as big a celebration. We have a lot of young families and most of them travel to visit parents and grandparents. Lots of people we gone.

Going out after Sunday morning we drove past several churches where the parking lots were overflowing. People are packed on the street. We had plenty of parking. Our numbers were down significantly. That often dictates what songs we can sing and the way we organize our worship assembly.

We still recognize Jesus as risen. We still sing praises to God for our redemption. I’m glad our celebration is just a couple times a year. We have followers of Christ whose lives are different every day because of their commitment to Christ. For us the celebration is different.