by: Troy Williams
A lot of things have been said about this coming Sunday - Resurrection Sunday. One comment that is making great circulation is..."This Sunday, churches will be empty, but so was the tomb." Other popular comments describe that the "church" is not a building, rather it is the people. This is something that we, the people of God, cannot forget. We Are The Church!
Jesus commands that we "go" and "make disciples." We cannot "go" if we remain tied to a building. Yes, the building is a place where we can gather and worship our Lord together in one place; and it is okay to have a nice building. But the Spirit of God is not restricted to the building. As believers in Christ, infilled with His Spirit, we have an opportunity to take the Spirit of God to the world.
There is another comment that I heard recently; one that has bugged me for the past couple of weeks. It is a comment that was made on a national news program. The comment made by the program host suggested that this year, 2020, will be the first year in the history of this great country, that there will not be a public.celebration of Easter. Upon hearing this comment, my jaw dropped in disbelief. While the world may only celebrate the resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ, on this one day (Easter Sunday), we, believers and followers of Christ, the Church, have the wonderful privilege of celebrating our Lord's resurrection every day of our lives! As His people, as His church, we are an example to the world of the power of the resurrection.
Lets make this Sunday, April 12,2020, the greatest public celebration of our Lord's Resurrection. Yes, we are confined to our homes as we continue to practice social distancing during this trying time, but in this age of technology, we can all make a public statement - a public declaration - to the world of what Easter really means. . Exercise the power of God that dwells in you by submitting a post, or tweet, or picture to one or all of your social media outlets that lets the world know why the resurrection of Jesus Christ is a day worth celebrating every day.
"And with great power the apostles were giving testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and abundant grace was upon them all" (Acts 4:33).