As we remember the unfathomable love of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, this Good Friday and Easter weekend we at theory of media want to encourage you to keep in mind the light at the end of the tunnel and that we are not alone.
The past month has been very difficult for all of us and the next months look as if they may follow suit. The headlines have been quick to tell us that over ten million jobs have been lost in the US alone, thousands of people with the virus have passed away and many more are likely to suffer the same fate… not the way we pictured going into the next roaring 20’s.
Looking back to the night Jesus gave His life for us, the disciples were surely experiencing similar awful thoughts and emotions. What is happening?! Why did Jesus hand Himself over? What do we do now? Were we wrong about him? How can I protect myself from suffering the same fate? In other words: fear and uncertainty took over as their world came crashing down around them. And in the midst of their doubt and desertion, Jesus stayed true to His purpose for coming to this earth, even though it meant His horrific death.
As we know, Jesus defied the impossible, was raised from the dead and returned to the disciples. He charged them not to be filled with guilt for their desertion but to see, believe and proclaim the Gospel to the world. Thousands of years later we are living proof that they did their job.
If you have lost work, lost a loved one or been negatively impacted by the virus we urge you to stay strong. Stay connected with family and friends digitally, pick up a hobby, read a book, buy a plane ticket for fall (flights are currently cheap six months out fyi ;)), stay active and do not allow yourself to forget that this awful, unprecedented time will come to an end. Know that people are putting their lives in danger to minimize the impact of the virus. Remember that you can pick up the phone and facetime someone who is 100 feet away or 1000 miles. We have 24/7 access to God’s word, which is not the case everywhere.
While this infliction rightly weighs heavily upon us, blessings still surround us, even if we have to look a little bit harder for them. Be a blessing for someone you know this weekend and together lets get to the end of the tunnel.