Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, Romans 3:24

A Sunday School teacher had just finished telling her third graders about how Jesus was crucified and placed in a tomb with a great stone sealing off the only way in or out. Then, wanting to share the excitement of the resurrection, and the surprise of Easter morning, she asked: “and what do you think were Jesus’ first words when he came bursting out of that tomb alive?”  A hand shot up into the air from the rear of the classroom. It belonged to a very excited little girl. Leaping out of her chair she shouted out excitedly, “I know! I know! I know!” “Good” said the teacher, “tell us”. Extending her arms high in the air the little girl sang out, “TA – DA!”

In a Peanuts comic strip, Snoopy, and the little bird, Woodstock, are sitting on the roof of Snoopy's doghouse. Snoopy says, "What are you doing here? You’re supposed to be out somewhere sitting on a branch chirping, that’s your job! People expect to hear birds chirping when they wake up in the morning!" With that, Woodstock flies to the top branch of a shrub and belts out a single chirp. Then he flies back to the doghouse, and Snoopy says, "You only chirped once. You can’t brighten someone’s day with one chirp." So Woodstock flies back to the shrub and lets out six more chirps. When he again returns to the doghouse, Snoopy smiles and says, "Now there, didn’t that give you a real feeling of satisfaction? There’s something else you need to know; you’re supposed to do that every morning, for the rest of your life!"  That was more than Woodstock could take, and he faints.

Please don’t faint when you hear me say, "As Christians, those of us with resurrection faith should say it, shout it, sing it, maybe even chirp it every day of our lives".  Our lives should resonate the words to a familiar old hymn: “Living He Loved Me, Dying He Saved Me, Buried He Carried My Sins Far Away, Rising He Justified, Freely Forever. One Day He’s Coming. O Glorious Day.”

Your workplace challenge is for others see the “TA DA!” of who Jesus is and what He has done in your life?  Look for ways to sing His glory so others around you will hear and see the greatness of God through Christ Jesus. Sing it loud for His glory!