I’ve heard from several people how wonderful/great/awesome/moving our Worship service was for Resurrection Sunday. I wholeheartedly agree.
Why? What was different from past weeks that made this past week “awesomer” than previous weeks. We’ve had some good worship before…so what was different? Why did so many people feel moved to talk about how great last Sunday was?
My opinion….we entered His House ready. It was a ‘special’ day, and we came prepared, ready for an encounter with the Holy Spirit. We woke up Sunday morning and thought about what Resurrection Sunday was about…for some those thoughts may have started even earlier. We made sure our kiddos understood the real meaning of Easter…we stopped to think of it ourselves. We “got ready.”
We came to worship just like the Psalmist mentions in Psalms 100:
(Note: non-italics is me typing, not scripture)
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!
Serve the Lord with gladness!
Come into his presence with singing!
— We showed up joyful, ready to be glad in the Lord and we came into His presence.
Know that the Lord, he is God!
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
— We came knowing the Lord is God, not just saying it…letting it steep into who we are, our identity. We acknowledge Him as Creator, and we are His.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
and his courts with praise!
Give thanks to him; bless his name!
— We were thankful, for the sacrifice that we honor on Resurrection Sunday. We praised Him for it. We thanked Him for His Son.
For the Lord is good;
his steadfast love endures forever,
and his faithfulness to all generations.
–And for this week, let us remember…He is good, all the time. His love is steadfast and enduring, every Sunday…every day. He is faithful at all times.
Let us start preparing TODAY…to make a joyful noise, entering His gates with thanksgiving. Let us remember that every Sunday is Resurrection Sunday…He is ALIVE, not just on Easter…but for all eternity.
When we let Him capture our hearts in such a way…every time we worship will be wonderful/great/awesome/moving.