For the entire season, we have eliminated the “alleluias” from our liturgy. A time of contemplation and repentance is reserved for inward thinking and learning to walk closer with our Savior. Through the past days, we’ve witness, through His teachings, how to live our lives – how to serve others and our God – how to live in humility and turn our cares over to Him.
In my new church, the Pastor had a little box, shaped like a casket for the children to bury their alleluias until the time of our final joy when Jesus raised Himself from the pit of hell and back to life again. By so doing, He conquered death and we no longer have to fear it. He proved that He is God and there is plenty of reason for us to shout and sing for joy. Our sins have been forgiven – once for all – and once again we can sing ALLELUIA!
HAPPY RESURRECTION SUNDAY – CHRIST, THE LORD IS RISEN! HE HAS RISEN INDEED!