For some, it is being with family. For others, it is that one hour worship service. To the faithful, it is remembering that Jesus was resurrected.
Is that as good as it gets? One day a year rituals?
Every day... Every day... Every day... True believers experience the resurrection of Jesus every day. Paul says in 1 Corinthians 15, that without the resurrection of Jesus, our faith and everything we do is useless. Why do we have to wait for Resurrection Sunday? or Easter? What if every day is Resurrection Sunday? What if every day we awoke realizing what Jesus has done for us? What if every day, we realize that we have life here on earth because Jesus overcame death? What if this one day holiday actually became an every day reality?
Paul tells the church in Philippi, that it gets much better than a one hour service once a year or even once a week. He spent the first part of his life doing the ritual things. Now all of a sudden, his life has been transformed by the Spirit of God and he wants to be a part of the resurrection of Jesus every day! And through the work of the Holy Spirit, he absolutely can! Paul gave up his self-righteousness of obeying the Law and now places his life in the resurrection of Jesus who makes him righteous. His every day relationship with Jesus, the resurrected, causes him to understand that it gets better than a one hour worship service. It is any every day, every breath experience.
Thank you Jesus for your death that absolutely leads to life... every day! That's way better than any chocolate bunny!