“Easter people, raise your voices;
sounds of heaven in earth should ring.
Christ has brought us heaven’s choices;
heavenly music, let it ring. Alleluia! Alleluia!
Easter people, let us sing.”
This is one of the Easter hymns we don’t often sing. I love that it reminds us that we are Easter people. Because we know of and believe in Jesus’ resurrection, our lives are changed. We live as people who know healing and hope. We live as people who know companionship and protection. We live as people who know guidance and teaching. We live as people who know forgiveness and love. We live as people who know that death is not the complete end of life, but that life with God is never ending. In other words, we live as Easter people. The hymn goes on to say “every day to us is Easter”.
Think about that for a moment. What would our lives be like if we celebrated Easter every day? Not the Easter bunny, jelly bean and died egg stuff, but the glad and joyful worship stuff with hearts overflowing with joy and happiness? What would it be like if every day we celebrated, worshiped, and remembered that we are Easter people?
Throughout these days after Easter, and through the Easter season (and hopefully beyond) I am asking each one of us to proclaim out loud “I am an Easter person!” You don’t have to say it in front of others if you don’t want to, but proclaim your faith, your belief, and your place as a disciple of Jesus Christ out loud every day. Remember, you are an Easter person and that Jesus has invited you to join Him in the joy of resurrection today and always. Let us celebrate!
“Easter people, let us sing!”
For those of you reading this who have been regular worshippers, but not members of our church family, please speak with me or Pastor Martha. Our church Session is always eager to welcome new members. And, check out our website!! Our website has been redesigned and is full of current information about our church and activities. It is being updated on a regular basis so take a look!
Blessings of Easter . . . every Day!