A Happy Resurrection Sunday to you!
On a day when celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead and worshiping the LORD predominantly takes place in churches where we are sitting in pews with our friends, family, and fellow parishioners - most of us are spending this special Sunday apart from our usual place of worship, watching live-streaming worship services on computer screens in our living rooms.
While this Easter Sunday is so much different than ones we've celebrated before, let's keep in mind that while the world is in upheaval due to a virus, and requiring us to be "socially distanced" from each other, let our minds and hearts hold dear the promises and truths of Christ.
I love the following verses that were penned in Isaiah and put into music (by John W. Peterson) - because it's the most important truths we need to take hold of, entrust our life and faith to, and remember until the day He comes for us.
"He Was Wounded For Our Transgressions"
"Who hath believed our report? And to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?
For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground:
he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.
He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief:
and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way;
and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth."
Whether you are able to spend today with family or friends, or are alone, remember that the LORD is in control of our circumstances - at home or abroad. HE is the one we are to put our trust in, to have our sings forgiven, and to receive eternal life.