Thursday, April 9th
I was kind of sad about being quarantined by myself Easter weekend. How much fun can it be to be alone on Easter Sunday? Well, as it turns out I think it’s going to be fun after all.
I went to the store yesterday and bought my Easter basket and eggs. On Saturday afternoon I am going to hide my Easter eggs then on Sunday afternoon after lunch I am going to have an Easter egg hunt. I hear there is a prize for the person who finds the most eggs. I sure hope that person is me!
I was thinking earlier this week about how historical and different Easter is going to be this year. It is one of the 2 biggest holidays when churches see their largest crowds. This year the church will remain closed.
Let’s talk about that. The church. During these weeks of quarantine, I have been doing a lot of thinking, praying and reading. God has placed something very heavy on my heart regarding the church. As born-again believers, we ARE the church. However, God continues speaking to my spirit that it’s not enough to say we ARE the church. It is time to BE the church. There is a difference. I believe this pandemic is a wake-up call for God’s people. I want to be very transparent and honest with you. I have become lazy and complacent in my responsibilities to share the gospel with a lost and dying world. I cannot remember the last time I lead someone to Christ. I am deeply ashamed of that and have confessed it to God.
As I have said in recent posts, we see hopelessness, fear, anxiety, anger and many other emotions in our society. What an opportunity we have to BE the church. People are in desperate need of hope. The hope that only Christ can give. Time is growing short and the last hour is approaching. Will we step up and BE the church?
John 4:35 says, “Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look on the fields, that they are white for harvest.”
My earnest prayer is that out of this pandemic will rise a renewed and bold commitment of every born-again believer to BE the hands and feet of Jesus every day until He calls us home. I pray for revival. I pray it begins with me. Will you join me?
I wish each of you and your families a very Blessed and Happy Easter. Don’t let our current circumstances deter the day. We have so much to rejoice over and celebrate. The tomb is EMPTY!
“He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying.” Matthew 28:6
He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!
Until next week……. Don’t forget to smile (and wash your hands)! Tammy