So many times this past week, what I heard the most often had to do with this being “. . . the most unusual Easter.” One insightful preacher said, “No, the first Easter was the most unusual ever!”
Could this Easter be the most like the first several years of Easter? People are meeting in groups of nine or ten. Compare that to the ten apostles (Thomas wasn’t there, nor Judas) locked in a room together—a quarantine of fear. The Word of the Lord and the communion of saints still came to us, albeit by technology, but it was the Word conveyed by human voice and received by human ears and hearts.
Perhaps, for the first time in a long time, rather than “going to church,” people are actually being the church—all the members of the body of Christ gathering together in His Word throughout the day, all week long, and through this peculiar time. The joy of Easter rises especially in the presence of opposition, as on that first Easter, so also today.
“As often as we walk in the light as He, Himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another and the blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from all sin.” (1 John 1:7)
A blessed Eastertide to all.