• Matt Richards

Looking to the Cross

For most churches, Easter Sunday lends itself to a week of high attendance and reunions with loved ones and old church members who have been gone for some time. 2020 will be no exception. In fact, with the use of digital services, churches around the world will be able to reach more people than ever this year. This is why I feel like this Easter will be one of the most evangelized Easter Sundays this nation has seen in a while.

I think its safe to say, church services all over this nation will be streamed, shared, and viewed more than they ever would have been without the presence of Covid-19. Church, this is just one way we can see God at work in the midst of this pandemic. We know that God is sovereign at all times, and we can find hope in that reality this Easter. We will probably know several people affected by this virus by the end of it all, but the beautiful reality found in Easter is that we worship a living Savior working throughout history to bring people to salvation.

During Easter we celebrate a risen Savior who sacrificed his life for the salvation of sinful people. The fundamental belief that scripture is God breathed and inerrant gives us confidence that Jesus is at work today. He is still comforting His people, guiding our paths, and bringing man to salvation in the midst of the coronavirus. This Easter be confident in God's word so that we may live for Him and deny fear a foothold in our lives.

Hebrews 13:5-8 says this, "Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you,” so that we confidently say, “The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid. What will man do to me?” Remember those who led you, who spoke the word of God to you; and considering the result of their conduct, imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Church, Jesus is on the throne today bringing His plan to completion. As we look to the cross this Easter, rest easy in the promises.

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