I could only make out two large words from afar: “OUR” and “ALIVE.”
The distance prevented me from reading the whole sign, but I knew in a minute I would be near enough to make out everything. Though because the sign was posted in front of a church on Easter, I felt very confident that I could correctly guess as to the identity of the tiny characters scribbled in between the giant “OUR” and “ALIVE.”
My only concern at the moment was about the reason why the church chose to write Saviour/Lord/Jesus (as I was sure one of the above was in between “our” and “alive”) with such minuscule, unreadable words. It seemed in my mind the most important thing was the identity of Him who was alive. Easter is all about the resurrection of Jesus Christ, why in the world were they making a small emphasis on his identity?
As I drove up to the sign, my heart stopped.
It took me a few miles after driving past that silly church to stop crying. Another few minutes and I finally ceased laughing….. but my blood is still boiling.
Dear Jesus save us.
This wonderful, cheerful church decided to go an alternate route this Easter Sunday; instead of sticking with old, boring, archaic, traditional, religious, mystical Christianity, they went with a young, vibrant, in-divisive spirituality.
Honest to goodness, cross my heart, I’m not making this up, this is what the Resurrection Sunday sign at this “Christian church” said:
“OUR giant easter egg is ALIVE”
Thank you church!! Now I am full of hope! The Giant Easter Egg shall save me! Why did we all not think of this before?
Below is what I assume to be their Easter Sunday worship service.
Dear Jesus, I sincerely pray that one day, the pastor of this church will realize that Easter is really about You, Your death, Your Resurrection, Your victory, and the hope of eternal live You gave.
I hope that this demonic giant easter egg that he worships will never take Your place.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
1 Peter 1:3