So, I suddenly found myself without a computer. But not only with no computer, but also with no access to the internet, and no e-mail either. It was a dark day indeed! I must admit that I was a pitiful thing all weekend long. I even found myself feeling somewhat awkward as I preached on Sunday morning, with limited power points and no visuals to use for my illustrations.
Of course, it is no small coincidence that this all happened on Good Friday. It also no small coincidence that three days later my world was turned upside down! I suddenly find myself up and running again. We have a brand new Exchange Server at the church office. This means I now have the Internet back! Only twice as fast! And I have access to my e-mail! And I can blog again! Yes!
These things that are so essential to my life and that had been taken from me have now been given back. And that’s not all! I now have a brand new computer: a powerful new Dell Vostro that has a 750GB hard drive that is literally lightning fast, processing a second generation Intel Core i5-2450M at 2.50GHz with 6GB of memory! What does that mean? Just that it virtually runs circles around my old machine! Ah, Life is good!
And when did all this come to me? Three days later! Headed into Good Friday I was all but bummed out. But immediately after Easter Sunday, I am on top of the world! Maybe God had me go through this when I did as a subtle reminder of what makes Easter so special! The disciples were all bummed out on Good Friday. They lost all that was dear to them. It was hard for them to carry on.
But, oh what a difference Easter Sunday made! Everything they treasured was suddenly restored to them. And they suddenly found themselves imbued with more power than they had ever dreamed. They could now run circles around what they could do before! Why? Because their Lord proved His power when He rose from the dead. And in so doing, He changed their lives forever.
And their Lord is our Lord! And what He did for them, He has also done for us! Praise God for the difference three short days has made! Praise God for new life and new power! Praise God for Easter!