As this is being posted, it’s the Saturday before the day we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. I often wonder what that day must have been like for the followers of Jesus 2000 years ago. Were they waiting fearfully to be taken away and killed the way their master had been? Were they depressed and defeated after pinning all of their hopes on Jesus? I imagine Peter so burdened with the guilt of denying even knowing Jesus just a couple of nights before. I imagine Jesus’ mother heartbroken over what she had witnessed the day before, confused about why this had to happen. Hadn’t an angel visited her and told her that Jesus was God’s son who would rule from the throne of David and that His kingdom would have no end? It was certainly ended now it seemed…before it even began. That must have been a dark day for those who loved Jesus the most.
Today, as we face the idea of not being able to celebrate resurrection Sunday together as a church family physically, we can take comfort in knowing that we can be together in spirit. Tommorrow morning we will begin live streaming our service at 10:30 am at www.lakeviewbaptistrome.org/watch
We hope you will join us as we celebrate together the best way we know how. Rain is forecast in the morning, and we didn’t want to cause anyone any further issues by trying to have something here at the church.
This Easter is one like I’ve never had in my life and I know many of you feel the same. I want to encourage you to reach out to those who may not be as up on technology as you are and help them to join in on the service if they are able. We want to be as united as we can as a church family during this time.
Though this season of life in our nation and community feels a little like that Saturday before the resurrection must have felt, we have hope. The tomb is empty and though His followers didn’t know it, they were about to witness a change in the very nature of death itself as Jesus would claim His victory over death, Hell, and the grave. The night seems so long…but morning is coming. Be encouraged, and be excited to celebrate our risen savior online with us tomorrow.