Heartprints

How would Jesus celebrate Easter?

Ok, so I thought I would ride down that slippery slope of this subject but instead of getting all theological and stuff I thought I would take on this subject from the traditional church perspective. First of all, I really have no idea how Jesus would celebrate Easter if he was hanging out here on earth. I guess it depends on where we think he might be on Easter Sunday. Would he be at church dressed in his best Easter Sunday clothing? I doubt it; He didn’t seem like the kind of guy who was into sport coats and Easter Egg ties. Would he be hanging out with the guy dressed in the pink bunny suit at the church’s annual “Easter Egg-stravaganza”? Na!, I think he might be amused and he would love to hang out with the kids but I think he would want to avoid the scandal of the other churches in town getting all jealous that The Savior of the World was at that one church and not theirs. All the Baptist churches in town would actually have an egg throwing war over the matter. I’ll leave that one to your imagination!


Ok, so I thought I would ride down that slippery slope of this subject but instead of getting all theological and stuff I thought I would take on this subject from the traditional church perspective. First of all, I really have no idea how Jesus would celebrate Easter if he was hanging out here on earth. I guess it depends on where we think he might be on Easter Sunday. Would he be at church dressed in his best Easter Sunday clothing? I doubt it; He didn’t seem like the kind of guy who was into sport coats and Easter Egg ties. Would he be hanging out with the guy dressed in the pink bunny suit at the church’s annual “Easter Egg-stravaganza”? Na!, I think he might be amused and he would love to hang out with the kids but I think he would want to avoid the scandal of the other churches in town getting all jealous that The Savior of the World was at that one church and not theirs. All the Baptist churches in town would actually have an egg throwing war over the matter. I’ll leave that one to your imagination!

Actually I don’t think Jesus would be at a bricks and mortar church at all. I seriously doubt he would even be in the United States. Oh, don’t get me wrong, I think he loves this country. In fact, I think he’s blessed it beyond all other countries in the world. I just think that Jesus might actually find a place on the planet that isn’t so “blessed” and would want talk to the people there who are lost. People who don’t know him but are in desperate need of a savior; people who would be really happy to hear His story and how their lives would be completely changed by following Him – see Mark 2:17. I believe that the sacrifice Jesus made for all of us still needs to be made known to the world and I think He would spend his Easter Sunday healing, feeding, sharing and loving people who need it the most. With all that said, I know one place Jesus won’t be…he won’t be in that dumb ol’ Grave! He ditched that place over 2000 years ago baby; He is risen and He’s alive! (Cue the fanfare) Now that is really good news.

Brian Holt was called into and has served in children's ministry for over 20 years. Brian has had the privilege to lead in children's ministries ranging from mega-church to plant church size. Brian recently changed roles and now serves as the Care Pastor at Rock Creek Church in Prosper, Texas overseeing the Care and Support ministries of the church. Brian has been married to his lovely wife Amy for over 24 years and they have 5 amazing kids. Brian's passion is to see every man, woman and child fall in love with Jesus and become one of his devout followers, transforming their lives in the process to be more like Him everyday.