One of the greatest frustrations a pastor endures is infrequent worship attendance from church members. The traditional title for Christians who attend only on holidays is "CE Christians" (which stands for Christmas and Easter). Although it is frustrating for me, I am always glad (sincerely) to see the people I have not seen for a while in worship. My theory is: the more people are presented with the miraculous love of God, the better!
With that in mind, I believe that worshiping infrequently causes a Christian to miss out on some of the sweetest experiences of faith and "church life." However, I also believe that a person can know the basics of the Christian faith by coming only to an Easter and Christmas service. I recently received an email which is in the tradition of Robert Fulghum's book, "All I Really Need to Know, I Learned in Kindergarten. It is titled: All I Need to Know About Life, I Learned from the Easter Bunny:
Christ is risen! Easter, the day of Jesus Christ's resurrection from the grave.
Three days after his execution, he returned from death to offer us freedom from sin and a restored relationship with God.
Hallelujah, "He is risen!" Jesus is gone up on high!
Burst the bars of death asunder; Angels shout, and men reply: He is risen, He is risen,
Living now, no more to die.
The Lord has given us so much in our life.
Have you ever thought what we could return to Him?
We can offer him our love and be faithful to Him. We should give him Glory and Honor. When we look around us, we see the beauty in all that HE has given us. We can be thankful for all we are given. Have you ever really thought about the “what ifs”?