Easter – Celebration and Undiginified

Easter is the high point of the Christian calendar.

Good Friday was the day that Jesus was crucified.  Easter was the day that Jesus rose from the dead.  Without that, He would have been just another dead prophet.  That is the one thing that differentiates Christianity from every other religion.

There are many songs of celebration connected with Easter.

One of my favourites was when the worship group opened up with a version of “Celebration”, originally done by Kool and the Gang, that had been modified in an appropriate fashion for a church.  Ok, our church.  If that happened in many churches, there would be a few strokes, massive heart attacks, and similar reactions.

I thought it was great that a song had been repurposed for good and recognizing that a celebration was in order at Easter.

If I recall correctly, the reception may not have been universally popular.

As I think about it, we are not called to be worried about what other people think about us and what we are doing.  In 2 Samuel 6, David was dancing about with the people.  In verses 20 to 22, Michal, David’s wife was rebuking him for dancing around with the common people.  David responded, “I will become even more undignified than this, and I will be humiliated in my own eyes.” (NIV)

This is a song that talks about being willing to be Undignified, this particular version by the David Crowder Band

Some of the greatest moments in our lives can be when we are willing to let our guard down, and celebrate, and be undignified.  Especially with children.  I can have the most fun with Reid when I lay him on the floor and tickle his belly.  He giggles so easily.

When Tate was little, we would play “Diback here”.  Basically, chase him back and forth, up and down.  Some hiding.  Often in the same place.  He still loves being chased and running around.

Reid is starting to get into being chased around.  He is not usually into it for very long.  It’s coming.

So, the point.

Let your hair down.  Have fun.  Celebrate.  And be undignified.  Especially with children, and when having fun.

Happy Easter!!

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