Soaking up the Savior
By: Margaret Wooten
Here we are at Easter again doing the same basic things we have always done to celebrate the season. With the exception of last year, it always looks the same… same traditions, same meals, same Scriptures being read. These truths can become like “wallpaper” in the minds of “seasoned” believers. Yes, we have seen it and we have read the Scripture a million times. We know all the right answers to the questions.
Let’s challenge ourselves this Easter season to look a little deeper. What are some things that we have never noticed before in these familiar passages of Scripture? For me, it was after they had eaten the last supper and took the first communion, they sang a hymn together. (Mark 14:22-26) They sang the very same hymn that is still being sung at the end of the Seder meal today (according to my Messianic Jewish friend in Israel). This hymn is found in Psalm 120-134. Of course, being the hurried American that I am, my question was, “All of it? That’s a lot!” to which she replied, “Our Seder goes on until 1 or 2 am. We are in no hurry.” Now there’s a novel concept for us! Worshipping until the wee hours of the morning without being in a hurry or getting bored. Just soaking in all of the Savior as long as we can without any interruption or worry about what we have to do or where we have to be.
May we slow down this Easter season and look for the new in the familiar. May we breathe in His Word and bask in His Goodness! What a wonderful Savior He is!