It’s Good Friday, and many people are wondering how to commemorate the day if they can’t attend services at their local church. Easter just won’t seem like Easter this year. But that can be a good thing.
I ran across these verses this morning:
“Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ.” (Colossians 2:16-17)
Although Paul was talking about Jewish festivals which pointed forward to the coming of Christ, we too can get caught up in religious holidays and forget that they are also “a shadow” of our reality in Christ. It’s wonderful to be able to celebrate Jesus’ death and resurrection together as a body of believers. But our gratitude and worship should extend beyond a single day, or week, or season. As Christians, we should be celebrating our risen Savior every day of the year!
Please don’t feel guilty for not attending Easter services this year in person. Instead, take the time to remember the reality behind the celebration. Worship God “in the Spirit and in truth” (John 4:23), even if it’s in your bathrobe in front of the television watching a live-stream service.
May God bless you and your family this Good Friday with the assurance of his faithfulness.
What is my mission as an author? The goal dearest to my heart is to help Christians think about what they really believe and then to act as if they believe it. It all begins with understanding what it means to be a Christian. Then we have to learn to live like a Christian.