Thursday, April 5, 2012

He is Risen

As servant leaders in so many churches throughout East Texas, many of you have been busy preparing for Easter Sunday.  

There will be special music and messages. In some churches, there will be additional services. Pews will be crowded and parking will be at a premium. The Luby's cafeteria will have a long wait for lunch this Sunday.

And mothers will have the treat of being surrounded in church by children and grandchildren who have come from far and wide to share this special day. For some, Easter will be the only time this year that their spouse joins them in worship and prayer. This Sunday will be the only Sunday this year for many to step into a community of believers.

Our neighbors and friends will be in church this Easter, but where will they be Monday morning? For those not connected with a church family, where will they find family and friends?  For those not blessed to experience the Word of God regularly, where will they seek wisdom for life's challenges?

As crowded as our churches will be on Sunday, workplaces on Monday will be even more crowded. As intentional as we will be to greet visitors Easter Sunday, we can touch even more lives in our work during the other 364 days of the year.

What if we prepared for our daily work in the same way we prepare for Easter Sunday? The same God who seeks to touch hearts this Sunday, also seeks to redeem lives Monday through Friday.  

I dream of what God might do with an army of Christ followers who begin each and every workday with a heart fixed on the truth that "He is risen. He is risen, indeed!" I know the workplace where most people seek friendships, wisdom for living, and self affirmation would be a changed place.

View my special Easter message to the LeTourneau Nation here.