Easter on the brain

 Me waiting for my appointment

Me waiting for my appointment

So here I am waiting in the waiting room for my physical. I hate the Doctor. I am always afraid that there is going to be something else to check out and I will be stuck in a vortex of appointments and referrals. The truth is I have canceled my last appointment and rescheduled for two months later. So I sit here without anymore excuses waiting and hoping to be done for another year. As I sit and wait I think about this Sunday. Easter is on my brain. Partly because I am a pastor and partly because Easter always seems fresh and new. I am excited for it to come this year. We have been really working hard on a marketing strategy and I have been praying for a new family to minister to at our church. Why?  Why all this energy and prayers for Easter. Well the "experts" say people come at Easter and Christmas. Well if that is when people come, I say let's be ready to love and help those who need it. I also wonder why it is that people are more attracted to visit church on Easter or Christmas.   I wonder if it has to do with my feelings with my doctor. What kind of conviction and vortex of emotions will I experience this year. I believe many people see our almighty God in the wrong light. John 3:17 says that Jesus did not come to condemn the world but to save the world. Jesus is about salvation and His grace is magnificent. I know I need my doctor. I want to be healthy and be around for as long as I can to be used by Christ. It is good for me to be here. I am praying that this Sunday (Easter Sunday) will be that for the new people who rarely enter into a church.   I hope they will see that it is good to be with the bride of Christ and will hear the splendid truth of salvation, hope, and victory we can have because of Jesus. I hope they will see the high King and yearn to know Him and love Him like I do. I pray that my Savior will reveal His might and love to those hurting and dying.  I pray for those who do not have Easter on the brain because our risen Lord is the only way to real life!