Sun, Apr 26, 2020
As we continue to celebrate the triumphant Resurrection of our Lord and Savior, today’s sermon text is taken from John 20: 19-21. Jesus could not keep still as he walked among humanity, for he was doing the work of his Father. That same inability to remain idle meant a borrowed tomb could not hold him. He left the grave to keep sharing the good news.
The risen Christ appeared unexpectedly to his isolated disciples who were living in fear of his crucifiers. He proclaimed to them, “Peace be with you”. His words of assurance let them know that he was with them always and everything would be alright.
Today we are socially distancing because of this menacing virus, and many are living in fear of sickness, the death rate, economic instability, food insecurity, mental stress and the fate of our youth’s educational needs and mental wellness. But we can be assured for Jesus is still in the midst. Wherever we are, Jesus is right there in the center. We do not have to be afraid.
Remember, the Lord has a divine purpose for our lives, especially now. Even in social isolation, Jesus wants us to continue to discover ways to help those in need and those who need reassurance of his presence. He wants us to be generous, to love and have a spirit that is willing to do his work here on earth. Do not be afraid to live in his purpose for your life. Won’t you pop-up for Jesus today and every day?
Duration:25 mins 2 secs