First Baptist Church of Herndon

681 Elden St., Herndon, VA 20170-4722, Phone 703-437-3620

Easter Take Two

Linda Soller | Mar 29, 2021

Approaching Easter last year, I was so disappointed to miss all the church and family traditions due to the pandemic. But I knew it was for the greater good. I was reminded during that time just how important Easter is for the world. Easter is hope! Easter is a promise. Easter is the epitome of sadness, horror, joy, love, and revelation all rolled into one. Easter is the start of a new life. So, missing the traditions left a hole in my world. But Easter still gave me hope and confidence. By the end of the Easter week, strangely enough, I felt invigorated to face our joint disconcerting reality. 


Here we are again. Easter “take two.” I never imagined we would be in such a similar place as last year. Notice I said similar. Then we saw a dark hole that seemed to be growing larger and more foreboding daily. Now we begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I got my second coronavirus vaccination last week, something I would not have wagered on a year ago. The tide of the virus appears to be taking a slow turn for the better. Thousands of people have worked diligently and sacrificially to help the rest of us, and I am thankful for their efforts and their example of the goodness in mankind.


Some of you remain on the edge, still distrustful of the science and the rapid progress. You question if the risks you feel you are taking are worth the payoff. I get it, to a point. But I’m thankful the first responders and scientists worked tirelessly on our behalf and were willing to take the risks. It reminds me of Easter.  Think of what God gave up for all of us. Think of the pain and suffering Jesus went through for others, not because He needed it for Himself. While I have had to adapt, it has been more of an inconvenience than a suffering. I was careful to follow the rules and have fared well. If getting a vaccination is something I can do to help me and protect others, it’s a risk I’m willing to take. It’s my meager offering at Easter.  I’m ready for Easter “take two” are you?


He is Risen!   Have a great week! :o)