by Gray Graham
For many Americans today Easter has become a fairy tale. A celebration based more on the Easter Bunny than the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Look around and you will see Easter eggs and rabbits but narrow a sign of anything related to Jesus.
Now of course I expect this from non-Christians (and just to note for the last time when I say Christians I am referring to those people that proclaim that Jesus is their Savior and the Messiah. Should be a simple concept but like everything else concerning God humans make it complicated) but it seems that many good Christians are doing the same thing.
I really should not be surprised by this behavior for it is foretold in the Bible. Many will use the name of Jesus but few actually follow Jesus. I know telling people the truth about their behavior gets them upset and riled up but that is also foretold in the Bible.
I fully understand there are Christians that do not celebrate any of the religious holidays because of their history which is understandable if that is your conviction. Me, on the other hand, I am going to talk about Jesus every chance I get. It is a little hard for me to understand how some call Jesus the Messiah but yet take no time to acknowledge his ultimate sacrifice for us.
It just seems as if in America today that many Christians have gotten too wrapped up in being Americans in all the different shades and we don't want to offend anyone by talking about Jesus. Not forcing it on anyone but being ashamed to speak about Jesus as we are suppose to spread his Word.
Instead we allow those filled with hate, greed, sex, and other sins to be the only ones to ever acknowledge that Jesus is real and God is real. Talking about such things might cost us something and force us to sacrifice a few comforts of life and there just aren't that many people willing to make such sacrifices in the name of God.
So there will be many people packed into churches around the country this Easter Sunday in new clothes, expensive jewelry, driving fancy cars proclaiming how thankful they are to God yet they will have zero actions of actually doing any work serving God or even acknowledging that they are doing anything wrong in their everyday lives.
I would kindly suggest that many people give their Bibles another read beyond the scripture hopping they get every Sunday to discover for themselves exactly what Jesus taught. I know that many will be surprised but better to be surprised now than when Jesus returns for that day will not be pleasant for many.