“Easter is coming!” Words of encouragement, I wrote this in my last blog. Today is the Monday after Easter. And I wonder if Easter is still coming.
We did not gather and fellowship for Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday nor Easter Sunday. On these days we virtually gathered to commemorate the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord and Savior. I am starting to really miss corporate worship. I ask myself if will Easter really happen when we celebrate being with our brothers and sisters in Christ again, even as we mourn what and who we have lost in these past weeks.
Historically, we will be in good company if we take this view as we keep waiting. Early Christ followers believed Christ’s resurrection was to be remembered not just once a year but each time they worshiped together.
Let every friend of Christ keep the Lord’s Day as a festival, the resurrection-day, the queen and chief of all the days of the week. ~Ignatius, Bishop to the church in Antioch, 1027AD
Sunday is still a day set apart from all the rest. Whether worshiping at home or at church, Sunday is a resurrection-day inviting us to let our sorrows and joys co-mingle with the good news that Christ has risen indeed! In a sense, Easter is really just a week away. And Easter is still coming!
Extol the Lord our God, and worship at his holy mountain; for the Lord our God is holy. ~Psalm 99:9