Easter morning, during the Sunrise Service, a man gave his testimony that years ago he was bait fishing at that very spot and he could hear the singing. As he came closer, he saw the people gathered together and realized it was Easter. When I heard him speak of this it made me think of how God uses the traditional events we do as Christians to speak to people. When preparing for these events, the enemy might tempt us to think, this is out dated and unnecessary, why continue to do this?
In Deuteronomy 12:21-28, Moses gave instruction to Israel to make a tradition of the Passover, a tradition that still holds today.
In verse 26 he says, “And it will come about when your children will say to you, ‘What does this rite mean to you?’ ‘that you shall say, it is a Passover sacrifice to the Lord who passed over the houses of the sons of Israel in Egypt when He smote the Egyptians, but spared our homes.'”
God has placed these kind of events in our lives as a way of reminder of the great things He has done and as a way of witnessing, not only to our children but also any one in the vicinity. For the gentleman speaking during the Sunrise Service, God used it to speak to him by gently asking, “Where are you?” It is important to hold these timeless traditions in place, allowing Jesus to continue to use them as a witness.
Father, thank you for leaving a witness of your greatness and your provision in our traditional services. Help us to always be ready to give an answer to anyone who might ask why we do this. In Jesus name, amen.