Celebrate Him. Today is Sunday.

Sunday, April 16, 2017 7:03 am

Bec Oates | 98five blogger

When I was six, I woke up early on Easter Sunday, threw off the bed covers and sprang into my parents room. Much to their delight, no doubt, I jumped onto their bed with my arms raised superhero-style and proclaimed, “The Lord has risen, and so have I!”

Celebration, that’s what today is all about. Today is Easter Sunday!

Time to celebrate the rising of our Lord!

To be honest I miss the six-year-old me. Celebrating with abandon. I’m such a boring old fart. But I’m gonna do it, I’m going to spring (definition: climb gingerly) onto my bed today and yell at the top of my lungs (definition: murmur pathetically) “THE LORD HAS RISEN AND SO HAVE I!”

Will you join me?

Will you spring onto your bed, and join the chorus of celebration?

“THE LORD HAS RISEN AND SO HAVE I.”

May the mattress springs of our city groan under the pressure of our celebrations.

Will you bust a move in your pyjamas and disgust your teenagers with your verve and vigour?

“THE LORD HAS RISEN AND SO HAVE I.”

May Snapchat be flooded with eyerolls and embarrassing photos of our celebrations.

Will you shout to your neighbours as you retrieve your morning paper?

“THE LORD HAS RISEN AND SO HAVE I.”

May the neighbourhood gossip be fueled by your outlandish outburst and celebration.

Will you look to the heavens as you purchase your morning coffee and proclaim:

“THE LORD HAS RISEN AND SO HAVE I.”

May your barista’s instagram be hashtagged #instagoodcelebration

Will you shout aloud a song of joy to our God?

“THE LORD HAS RISEN AND SO HAVE I.”

Because we are Christians! And OUR CHRIST IS RISEN!

Don’t know what I’m banging on about? Hop along to Church (or check our 98five’s Easter Guide 2017 for today’s 3 Minute Messages pastor church times). Apart from being pyjama-wearing, bed surfing neighbourhood nuisances, we are fairly normal. You won’t find the Easter bunny there, but you will find out about someone who loves you beyond measure. Jesus, the Risen Lord.

It’s Easter Sunday.

RISE UP!


Bec is a strikingly ordinary individual and a faulty follower of Jesus. She is best known for awkward moments, inappropriate thoughts and Australian humour. Her blogs reflect her deep commitment to discovering God and her passion for the poor. Bec has a husband, four ankle biters and a dog that matches the cushions on her couch, because that’s important. (Note: Bec’s blogs are adult-focused and not meant for children) becoates.com | Follow Bec on Facebook| Instagram