On the RevGal’s Easter 11th hour preacher party, Martha says, “Whether the tune that makes it Easter is ‘Llanfair’ (Yes, I’m looking at you Presbyterians) or ‘Easter Hymn,’ you’re welcome here.” That may be my one, abiding–not regret–wistfulness maybe. “Christ the Lord is Risen Today,” loud, rousing, and triumphant. It’s my one visceral connection with Easter. There it is. “Llanfair”–not so rousing.
But it’s not the song that makes the day. Today we bring back the alleluias and we worship our risen savior and we know that the story didn’t end with the ascension. The story continues. We are the story.