April 9, 2020

Jonathan sent the following story. It’s really bad. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

“So I woke up. My dog is laying on the back patio covered in dirt with a rabbit in his mouth. The rabbit’s not bloody, just dirty. My neighbor’s kids raise blue ribbon rabbits. I instantly knew it was one of theirs. So I took the rabbit away from my dog, rushed inside, and washed all the dirt off it before my neighbors could come home. It was stiff but I heard some animals play dead when they are afraid but I couldn’t remember which ones. I took it and placed it back in one of the cages in their back yard then I ZOOMED back home. Not 30 minutes later I hear my neighbors screaming so I go out and ask them what’s wrong? They tell me their rabbit died three days ago and they buried it but now it’s back in the cage.”

As ludicrous as it sounds, that’s exactly what we believe. The One God sent to save us died, and three days later, he was back to set right a broken, confused world. And nothing has ever been the same.

Every Easter of my life, I have worshiped in churches overflowing with people wanting to celebrate the single greatest event in history. This Easter will be different.

Instead of a church packed with people, there will only be ten of us in the sanctuary. I suspect it will be a surreal experience for all of us.

The good news is modern technology has made it possible for us to gather as the Church to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection. This is a true blessing because it is a reminder that we are not nearly as cut off and isolated from one another as we may feel. And as we gather for the worship services, Jesus will be right there among us.

Jesus said, “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” (Matthew 18:20)

This Easter when you worship in front of a computer, television, or iPad, know that Jesus Christ will sitting right next to you. You will not be alone.

Prayer: Dear Gracious Heavenly God, in these times of rapid change and confusion, help me remember your loving presence. Guide my life and let it be used for your glory. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Enjoy Easter and give God thanks. That’s what it’s all about.

Also, I ask that you pray for Jonathan. The story he sent says it all.

I pray your day is filled with joy and laughter.
Tom Robbins