Most of us are self-isolating, in lockdown because of the corona pandemic. We’re seeing a lot more of our homes and families than usual and having to be creative in filling the extra time!
It’s heartbreaking for some who are facing death or losing loved ones. It’s dangerous and exhausting for frontline workers in healthcare and other vital services. At the very least it’s frustrating and worrying for everyone as the effects of the shutdown make the short term future so uncertain.
Dunfanaghy and Carrigart churches are usually full to overflowing at Easter. This is our biggest attendance of the year! Today our meeting houses are strangely empty but here’s the thing – so is the tomb of Jesus!
Already this morning Christians worldwide have been expressing our global fellowship of hope that because our Saviour lives, we too shall live! Through virtual services and personal greetings on social media and old fashioned calls and texts we declare the praise of the risen Lord. Neither evil nor death will have the final word, the future is in our Master’s capable, love-scarred hands.
Let’s not give in to despair but celebrate in defiant faith:
‘Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In His great mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead…’ (1 Peter 1 v 3)