That’s what my mother said to me yesterday on the phone. I know she’s not alone. With the absence of all the hubbub and Easter festivities, some of us are really struggling with feeling like it’s Easter. We’re disconnected from our church people and many of us are not getting to spend time with our extended family. The traditions we’ve celebrated for years have been flipped upside down!
As we finished up our remote ChurchTrac Bible study yesterday, one of our leaders remarked: “Easter is still Easter”.
That statement really hit me hard!
Easter is still Easter.
Easter is still Easter without the crowds.
Easter is still Easter without the music.
Easter is still Easter without the food.
Easter is still Easter without the family.
Easter is still Easter, and nothing, not even a virus can stop that.
Easter is much more than an event that’s celebrated by Christians once a year. It’s our proclamation that we believe who Jesus says He was. It’s the Gospel. The Gospel has the power that goes beyond the walls of a church building. The Gospel can never be locked down.
As many of us prepare to do church remotely on this Easter Sunday, we are reminded that it’s not about the festivities. We are brought back to our roots and what it really means to celebrate Easter.
From all of us at ChurchTrac, we want to wish all of you a happy Easter!
We’ll leave you with this...
The First Easter
There will be no community egg hunt.
No special music will be sung.
No buffet of food will be offered.
There is no gathering in the church.
They are confined to a home...safe from the crowds. They are wondering what will happen next.
Was this man that they followed for three years actually who He said He was?
Was Jesus really the son of God?
There was a loud knock on the door... it was Mary.