Because of God’s great love for us, we can celebrate Easter. Despite the semi lockdown in Singapore, and full lockdown in many countries around the world because of COVID19, Christians came up with creative ways to celebrate the resurrection hope we all have in our Lord Jesus! It seemed like the first few centuries of the Christian Church when the believers suffered intense persecution and the church went underground. Yet she continued to worship and serve her living Saviour. The church grew significantly because of the resurrection of Christ that transformed many lives, and the supernatural love that God’s people demonstrated to the suffering and the needy! May God do the very same thing in our lives during these challenging and uncertain times.
On Easter Sunday, many of us went online to worship the risen Lord. Some even had sunrise services online! I watched a group of singers and musicians perform the Hallelujah Chorus, all recorded from their individual homes! It was an exhilarating, joyous and uplifting moment! We do miss going to a physical building and meeting our friends socially. Nevertheless, we were united in spirit, and Christ was present with us! Hallelujah, what a glorious Saviour we worship!
The song Because He Lives, composed by Bill and Gloria Gaither, was sung in different churches on Easter Sunday as the believers reaffirmed that the God they worship is the Lord of their tomorrows, and that they can face challenging days ahead because this God is alive and he reigns and orchestrates all their tomorrows, as Captain of their salvation and Lord of their lives!
May the resurrected Christ enter every home, encourage every heart, refresh every soul, and reunite every member in the Body of Christ, to take heart, press on and keep looking to Jesus, the Founder and Perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him, endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. (Hebrews 12:2, ESV).
Because He lives, I can face tomorrow,
Because He lives, all fear is gone,
Because I know who holds the future,
And life is worth the living, just because He lives!