Why go to church on Easter? I wonder if there would be as many people in attendance if it were universally known as Resurrection Day. What if eggs, candy, baskets and bunnies were not marketed as part and parcel of the day? What if it was acknowledged as a Holy Day and not a holiday? What if we all wore blue jeans? What if you attended because you wanted to and not because you had to? Delete the fluff surrounding the day. What would remain? Would anyone look forward to coming?
Because of The Resurrection, we have the privilege of entering into worship, forgiven, saved and sanctified. How can we not have joy and thanksgiving whenever we have the opportunity to enter into the house of the Lord? Thus, the reason we come together in worship is not that much different for this coming Sunday than this past Resurrection Day. The former is when we worship our risen Savior on the first day of the week and the latter is the day we officially celebrate the sacrifice he made on our behalf. Every Sunday our hearts should overflow with anticipation at the mere thought of gathering together one more time on this side of heaven. We do not have to wait until next "Easter." Attend church this Sunday with a new attitude, one of gladness.