This Easter season has brought many opportunities to worship the Lord in a very special way and fill my heart with a fuller appreciation for what Jesus did for us, so long ago. The traditional Passion week of Jesus is often replayed through a dramatic presentation on a grand scale on large church stages, with a large cast of actors, singers, and instrumentalists, requiring months of practice and quite a hefty budget. But that is not always necessary.
Our small church was able to tell the complete story of Easter this past Sunday evening (Palm Sunday) without a lot of fanfare, cost, personnel, or practice time. The main ingredient for this service was a little imagination, a lot of initiative, and a large quantity of Love for the Lord. Perhaps those folks who actually participated in the performance aspect of the service were most affected by it. But many who just viewed it as audience members were very touched by the simple message of the true scarifice God has made for every Christian believer.
I’d like to thank everyone who participated and attended last Sunday night’s performance and I hesitate to call it a performance because it was truly a worship experience for me. But to those who invested the time to participate in bringing about this service and who believed in our ability to achieve the objective of the service, I can’t thank you enough. We had a few technical glitches, but I think that’s just part of how a service like this grows to become even better next time.
As a result of this service, I trust that we, as a church, will be able to see that God is blessing our efforts and approving of our work in this community. What could be a better reward than that?