Louis Lotz is pastor of the Morningside Reformed Church in Sioux City, Iowa.
The anxiety begins around mid-February Palms sweating, lips thin and straight as a mail slot, you peek ahead in your calendar. There it is staring up at you from the page—the queen of Christian festivals, the holy day of holy days, Easter.
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the lands! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing!