Here we are, two weeks from Easter, experiencing a level of uncertainty we’ve never known before. In times like this, it’s easy to question God, questioning why we’re here. Still, it is important to remember that in all of life’s storms, the Holy Spirit is forever with us.
I, like so many others, have been out of my classroom two weeks by the time you read this. That has given me more spare time than I could have ever imagined, to watch and learn everything from news about the virus to the church, it’s response and future. I’m amazed by our response, our churches effectively shuttered, along with much of our community, yet the Good News goes on! Whether it’s Pastors Sunday morning message, or one of the countless other churches and pastors who are sharing devotions, hymns, reflection, prayer, or meditation. We’ve found ways to share our beloved traditions with the world well beyond the walls of our building.
We’ve kept the Faith, and we’re showing the world that Christianity is more than a bunch of people in a building on Sunday. Kept it up, spread the positivity, smile while you’re social distancing, be the hands and feet of Christ in the world today!
The next challenge, Easter. Even if we’re unable to gather like in years past, there is no doubt that the Savior has risen, living among us today! Celebrate online, celebrate with your immediate family, whoever your with, sing songs and hide eggs, celebrate the return of life to the slumbering world around us. Think of this period we’re in now as those three dark days before the resurrection, we know how this ends, we know this gets better.
Most importantly, we’ll emerge with a new light, a new energy, and a new appreciation for the lives we all live.
Keep the Faith, trust in the Spirit, and find peace in your world.