Is it Eastering yet?

So Easter has come and gone for most, eh? I must say some things that I feel very deeply. Easter has always been for me, since I learned how a Holy God came to this Earth Time, wrapped in the flesh of one called Jesus the Christ, Yehuah ha Mashiaac, Lord Jesus Christ, The Anointed One, The Son of God, etc., etc.

I have noticed over the space of 68 years some things among the Believers of this same Son of God. For one, there are those who get their best “Sunday go to Meeting” clothes on for this one specific day, Easter Sunday; that is when it falls on a Sunday, and attend church. One doesn’t see them again until Christmas or the following Easter again. Christmas, because of the Special Programs churches sponsor for their congregations and little folk among them. Many of these folks don’t support their Pastors, the Church with their tithes and offerings, their prayers for the church’s growth in New Believers, and so on.

One also sees them for funerals, special meetings, but they are not to be seen otherwise. For those that are seen as faithful, many of them are more invisible than the Holiday crowd I just spoke of. Attending a physical church is not what I am speaking of here. I am speaking of those who faithfully support and pray for that body of other like minded believers. It is important to attend church if you are physically able to, for that is part of the Word of God, but we must not forget the other part of recognizing the body of Christ, who are the other believers of Christ.

For me, Easter is always here within my heart, for I always want Him arising deep within my being revealing his word to me and showing me where I fail to serve him completely, the Holy Spirit showing me what I need to work on to truly make it to the end, where I shall experience the salvation he spoke about. I want my Jesus to show me where I lack of his holiness, his righteousness, I want him to lead me in the Way Everlasting, as David did in the book of Psalms. I love him 365 days out of the year and though my disabilities have kind of removed me from the church attendance I love so much, I can still tithe and make my offerings, as well as pray and fast for the church and my Pastor. i.e, church: the body of Christ.

Oh, I am not trying to be a Holy Joe here, but when I offer my praises and prayers to a Holy God, I want them to make a difference. I don’t want to offer them in full view of others in the congregation just to demonstrate a sort of pride or ego, but I want to seek my Jesus humbly in my prayer closet, and when I have done it in secret, then my Heavenly Father can reward me openly, as his Word says. Oh folks, love the Lord God with all your heart, all your strength, all your might, and love your neighbor as yourself. Let us worship him each day as though what he has done is forever fresh in our minds and hearts, that of sacrificing his life, spilling his life’s blood and then arising again, claiming the keys to hell and death for us. He died for us, you and me!

He is my God, my Savior! I serve him 365/7 and praise him forevermore!

Nin se Neaseno.

Published by neaseno

I was born on Powers Bluff in Wood County, Wisconsin, into a traditional community of Neshnabek. I was raised speaking only native languages, and learned to speak English upon entering school at the age of 6. As of this writing, I am one of 5 remaining Heritage Fluent Speakers of Potawatomi.

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