Tie a Red Ribbon

As you all know, Easter is coming up fast. It is Palm Sunday on the 5th and then Holy Week and onward to Easter Sunday on the 12th. Normally this time would involve gathering at Faith, enjoying other’s company and celebrating together. We would eat breakfast and greet each other with, “Christ is risen, He is risen indeed.” But this year is different. Our celebration is quieter, but no less joyous. I was wondering how we could show solidarity in a time of hardship, with sickness and even death on people’s minds? Then our Congregational President pointed out what some other churches in Nebraska were doing. She said that they were tying a red ribbon to their doors, so that the world would know that they were still celebrating Easter. I thought, How appropriate. Red is the color of the blood of the Passover lamb that was painted on the doorposts when God’s people were called out of Egypt. Red remembers the sacrifice of Jesus, God’s own Son. Now red can unite us as we celebrate our Risen Lord. Tie a red ribbon or piece of cloth on your door and share it with us in a picture. Even though we are social distancing, we can celebrate together in this way. God bless and keep you!

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