The Easter Hangover

This past Sunday we had an amazing Easter service.  I am not sure that I have ever seen that many people at our church for a Sunday service.  I am pretty sure that I met at least 20 new families that I had not seen before.  We had people praying at the alter that I had not seen before.  We saw people at church that we had not seen in a long time.  There were a lot of things to celebrate this past Sunday.  I would imagine that is the case for churches all across the world.  But what happens this Sunday?

            While all the things I mentioned about Easter Sunday are great, I would imagine that this coming Sunday will look slightly different.  We may not have as many people in the seats.  Those connections that were made may not show up.  Some of the old friends we saw last week may not be there again until Christmas or Easter.  As we walk in to our church this week, we may feel a bit of a let-down.  I call this the Easter hangover.  We have such a spiritual high, that anything less will feel not as important, and yet we are still called to an amazing purpose.

            To me, Easter should serve as a wake-up call.  We should not feel let down.  Instead we should be energized.  We should be more about being on God’s mission than ever.  This past Sunday we have seen that there is a need in our community.  If we are truly on God’s mission, then we need to be excited about the possibilities that showed up this past Sunday.  We have an opportunity to reach others for Christ.  That alone should take care of the Easter hangover and recharge us so that we can keep pressing on in His name for the sake of His kingdom.