“After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it.” – Matthew 28:1-2
If you’ve listened to the Podcast, or if you know me, you know that I love Easter! I’ve struggled in the past with Christmas and finding quality worship songs for that time of year; but that is not the case with Easter! And it seems more than ever there is an abundance of just amazing Easter songs. Songs that declare such great truth. Songs that proclaim the unique aspect of Christianity: that Jesus is alive.
Last week while I was practicing Tuesday night with our worship team, we took some time and just started praying. On a whim, I felt compelled to start singing a song we’re doing for Easter. So we gathered around the piano in the Fellowship Hall of our church and… wow! Even now as I’m typing this, I can’t write the words without getting goose bumps:
The ground began to shake
The stone was rolled away
His perfect Love could not be overcome
Now Death where is your sting
Our resurrected King
Has rendered you defeated!
Wow! Victory. Overcoming. Death defeated. Resurrected. Risen. Stronger. Savior. Glorified. Forever Alive. Pretty much every Easter theme that gets me excited and causes me to cry is rolled into that song. And while I recognize that not everyone will respond and feel the same way about the Kari Jobe / Bethel song “Forever”, it does beg the question: What is your Easter song?
Because if we are to truly lead our church and those who are guests of our church in an engaging experience of the greatest truth in all the world, we have to believe it ourselves! We have to be excited about it! So my challenge today is for you to find that song that gets you excited.
Find that song that gets you pumped. Find that songs that is meaningful and reflective and makes you stop and thank God. Let that song be your anthem for Easter this year. An anthem you can share with your church. An anthem that you can lead others in worship with. An anthem that will be personally yours. Find that song. Make that your Easter song this year.