Looking towards Easter at this time in human history, we’re looking for resurrection from COVID-19. And there is good reason for this given the injustice that has come to light in the midst of this pandemic on top of the deep anguish so many have suffered.
Today we may be wondering what is in store for us on the other side of this “holy week” experience. We may be trying to imagine what life in a post-pandemic world will look like. To reflect on these things, perhaps turning to the Bible will help.
When we look at the Easter accounts in the Bible it is clear that God’s love unleashed a new reality into the world through the resurrection. A reality where suffering and death would not be the end. A reality where life would be transformed, made new and the powers of this world would no longer have the final say. It is also clear that after the resurrection everything changed. Jesus was different; so were the disciples. Their relationships were different too.
It gives me hope to know that resurrection is our past, our present and our future. There is no unseeing what has now been seen and no going back to the way things used to be. As the future unfolds however, God’s resurrection love will transform and open a better way for our world. My prayer this Easter is that we will take this better way.