Easter Beyond Church Walls
Today is Easter Sunday but the services are not the same as they have always been. Some churches are hosting drive in church, while others are streaming the sermon over the internet. While the necessary change is disappointing, it can also remind us that the gospel is not limited by our temporary restrictions. The very successful ministry of John the Baptist was not dependent upon keeping religious traditions; he even overcome preaching from a non-traditional location. Jesus was known to preach from a boat, or from open fields, and He even shared the love of God from a hill called Calvary. The gospel, has found success inside prison walls, out in jungle villages, throughout desert lands, tucked away in underground churches, and from inside gloomy hospital rooms. While this does not alleviate the disappointment of missing our church family, this truth gives us hope that still today God's message will renew our hope in eternal life, as well as His eternal love.
Happy Easter! He is risen! Celebrate this wherever you are!