As urban dwellers it would be wonderful to hear church bells on a Sunday morning but instead I was awakened at 4:30 AM with a clear, melodic trill in my backyard. It was still dark out but a little bird was practicing for a sunrise service. His song had several variations which were repeated over and over much like the way we sing refrains in church. Instead of being annoyed to be wakened so early I took the opportunity to worship by reading through a number of old Easter hymns such as; Jesus Christ is Risen Today, Christ Arose, He Lives, Because He Lives and Were You There.
Easter means life.
"For me to live is Christ"