Today is the best day of the year; better than my birthday, Christmas, or the first (or last) day of school. Today is Easter Sunday.
So what makes today so good? Good enough to be called “the best”? I suppose it is mostly because without this day none of the other candidates would be as good, or even possible for some of them.
This is the day all our Lenten observances have been leading up to. Some people can go back to eating chocolate or resuming the responsible consumption of alcohol or stop getting up some time earlier than usual. These things can make today a pretty good day but I think there are a few other things to remember too. Today marks the day death was served notice. Today marks the day Christ-followers came to know they are following the person who is who he said he is.
Good as today is, it doesn’t fix everything. The sermon this Sunday, there is only one due to the service being a joint one with Knox Presbyterian, spends some time on what today does and does not do. Let me know what you think.