Easter Morning 2020
by James N. Watkins
Posted: April 12, 2020
It's Sunday, amd Jesus is still coming!…
Remember Tony Campolo’s inspiring Easter message? “It’s Friday, but Sunday’s Comin’!” Unfortunately, it’s Sunday and the worldwide death toll from coronavirus is expected to top 100,000 Easter Sunday with over 1,600,000 confirmed cases in 209 countries. Oxfam, a group of nine relief organizations, warned the financial implications “could push up to a half a billion more people into poverty around the world” and “set back the poverty fight by up to 30 years.”
There’s no minimizing the fact that COVID-19 has brought unprecedented physical, emotional and financial suffering to the entire world. This Easter Sunday, people will celebrate Christ’s resurrection “sheltered in place” observing “social distancing.” And like the women at the tomb, many will feel “very frightened but also filled with great joy” ( ).
But there is more to celebrate than “Sunday’s comin’!” Jesus is coming! Although the usual suspects are proclaiming this is the end of the world and his coming is imminent, we do have the sure hope that it’s one-day sooner than yesterday. Here’s a I pray will give you hope this very different Easter. It’s Sunday, but Jesus is coming!
Here’s of the message written in 1995. (Obviously, the statistics shared in the video and post have been eclipsed by this global pandemic.)
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Jim Watkins is a humorist, author, and speaker who says of himself that he "loves God, his family, writing, speaking and Chinese food—in that order"• Author bio (website*) • E-mail the author (moc.sniktawsemaj@mij*) • Author's website (personal or primary**)
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