An Easter unlike any others… Easter 2020 will be one not to be soon forgotten

Published 9:55 am Thursday, April 9, 2020

Easters have come and Easters have gone and while many cannot remember very few of those, Easter 2020 will probably be forever etched in the minds of everyone as one of the most unique ones ever.
The reason for that obviously is that most of America and the world will be under orders to stay at home to prevent the spread from the COVID-19 virus that to this point has taken well over 10,000 lives in the United States.
Easter is one of two Christian holidays in the United States where families gather together for a time of worship to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ — a Risen Savior.
The other being Christmas when Christ’s birth is honored.
Churches are normally filled to capacity and afterward, families gather to snap photos of everyone in their Easter best and then sit down to a large meal as a family.
But 2020 will be different.
Instead of taking up spaces in pews, families will be staying at home in front of either a smartphone, computer or television tuning in to their church pastor or perhaps a pastor from the church down the street to receive the Easter message via Facebook or some other social media broadcast.
Children that were accustomed to gathering with their neighborhood friends or perhaps their cousins at the family gathering to scurry around the yard searching for Easter eggs will be regulated to hunting eggs either alone or with their siblings.
And even perhaps since the Peters Hollow Egg Fight was canceled for the first time in its existence, families may even take it upon themselves to have a little family egg fight of their own in house to see who has the toughest egg for bragging rights.
One tradition will remain intact as parents will make sure the Easter Bunny makes his annual visit to the glee of their young children who will find baskets filled with goodies.
Yes, Easter 2020 will be remembered for years to come — an Easter where Americans united their faith seeking the face of the risen Christ they celebrate to surround their family and friends for protection from the COVID-19 virus.
There will be prayers for doctors, nurses, and EMTs who are on the front lines to provide comfort and life-saving technology to the stricken while seeking full deliverance from the virus in its entirety.
Seeking healing for all those who have been infected and remembering those who have lost their jobs and businesses in a time like has never been seen or experienced in modern times.
As a community and nation, we are reminded that this too shall pass, but the memories will last a lifetime.

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