Friends, you may not realize that Easter is not just a day. Easter is a whole season of eight Sundays that lasts from Easter until Pentecost Sunday, a time when we celebrate the Spirit of Christ in the church as the presence of Jesus’ work ongoing in the world. During this Easter Season, we will continue to hear more about Jesus’ message of what is truly the “Heart of the Matter” in our lives.
Especially in this special and strange season where all of us face, we are following our ancestor’s traditions. We are creating a “temple” of worship in our hearts, whether we can be physically together or not. By sharing in words and music and breathing and eating and moving together, we will stay connected.
The earliest Christians worshiped in their homes before they had churches, and so will we, until we can meet again in our sanctuaries. Because at the “Heart of the Matter,” we are connected through the Spirit that makes us one in love.
Acts 2:46-47 (NIV)
46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.
Here is a reading plan for the Easter Season (from Easter to Pentecost)