It’s not like any Easter we’ve ever known, but it’s still Easter and Christ is still risen from the dead!
Which means we still have lots of reason to celebrate and to praise God, not just in spite of our current situation but because of our current situation and the way in which it makes our need for the everlasting love and the life-giving power and promise of God all the more pronounced.
For followers of Jesus, as well as those who are being drawn to him, the resurrection of Jesus confirms that nothing can separate us from the love of God. That includes, by the way, the future that God has lovingly promised us, a future which we see previewed in the resurrected body of Jesus.
The future that we see previewed in the resurrection of Jesus is one of renewed and unending life. It’s a future in which we and the whole of creation shall been set free from everything that continues to darken this life, including illness, isolation and death. We may be separated from one another right now but nothing can separate us from the love of God or from the future that God has in store for us, even while we continue to wait for its fulfillment.
So no matter how different this Easter is going to be, we hope that you can still celebrate the power and love of God made known in Jesus’ rising again. And we hope that the Online Worship material and/or the Sunday (Home) School material that we’ve prepared for you this week will help you do exactly that.
Wishing you a very happy and blessed Easter!
Easter 2020