The Bible records how the disciples went into seclusion and despair after the crucifixion. While we have the benefit of knowing the whole story, they only knew what they saw for the moment. He was gone! How could this be? After performing miracles and demonstrating supernatural power, he was now gone. Their world was shattered. Moments like those become the gateway for confusion, doubt and misinformation. It becomes easy for fear to set it.
Much like today. We are in the midst of a global pandemic and world shaking economic turmoil. Many people are saying that they have never witness anything like what we are seeing now. The world is scrambling with many questions and finding so few answers. It is truly a time of much uncertainty. For many people, hope has become dim and fear spreads like an epidemic.
The good news is, the same answer that brought the Disciples of despair enabled them to “snap out of it”, is the same answer for us today!
Because we have a risen Savior, we have no reason to live in fear and panic.
This week as we celebrate the Resurrection, we must remember that it provides hope. The knowledge of the resurrection motivated the disciple to spread the gospel and be ambassadors of light and hope to a dark and fearful world. That is so needed in our current situation.
Jesus taught, “I have spoken these things unto you, that you might have peace. In the world you will have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33). How did He overcome the world? Through the Power of the Resurrection!
Let’s share the light and spread the gospel. Let’s model what it means to walk by faith and share love and hope. That is how we truly honor and celebrate the resurrection.
It’s not just attending a service, it’s about doing service.
Fear not, for He is risen. He has risen indeed! Now let’s live like it!
Bishop K.E. Brown is the Pastor of Destiny Christian Center and a member of the United Ministerial Alliance.