The Queen, in her Easter message, said this:
“We know that coronavirus will not overcome us. As dark as death can be — particularly for those suffering with grief — light and life are greater. May the living flame of the Easter hope be a steady guide as we face the future.”
“The discovery of the risen Christ on the first Easter Day gave His followers new hope and fresh purpose, and we can all take heart from this.”
The resurrection of Jesus is about Him being with us in life – the meaning of the name Immanuel.
Jesus appeared, first to an outsider among the disciples, Mary of Magdala, not the one with the best CV, but the one who felt most forgiven and accepted.
Jesus came back to life, to give us life and life in abundance, in Him. Where all the news is about lock down, and terrible mortality rates, He is saying to us: “Look UP! I AM the Way, the reality and the life.”
What is God saying, in this pandemic?
Jesus proved, by being seen as a flesh-and-blood person following His resurrection (not a ghost), that there is life after death.
This pandemic is a prompting to all of us to turn to God! Is God calling you to take the step whereby you will come to know Him personally, receive His assurance that you are forgiven and have an eternal life with Him? Do you want to be be empowered to live, pray and know His peace, even in difficult times such as these?
Here’s a prayer you can pray
Teaching from the Bible on the above
Longer post on Why the resurrection of Jesus changes everything