Yesterday, as I was preparing to go to the grocery store, the local News was playing in the background. The Newscaster said, “This is Holy Week for Christians but Social Distance is changing the way they celebrate this year.”
For some reason, this caused a righteous indignation to arise in me.
I was reminded of a scene in Spanglish. The daughter was angry with her mom, and said, “I need my space.” The mom leaned down, got as close to her daughter as possible and said, “There is no space between me and you.”
When that Newscaster said that, I felt as if the Lord leaned into me and said, “There is no social distance between Me and My children.”
As we celebrate Easter, let us no forget the victory won, the game changing result, the paradigm shift afforded at the cross – The Veil was torn! The heavens were opened. There is nothing, that prevents us from going into the throne room of God. There is no distance between us and the Father.
He is Jehovah Shammah – God is There.
He is There to cry with us in times of sorrow.
He is There to laugh with us in times of celebration..
He is There when we make our beds in hell.
He is There to lead us to righteousness.
He is There when we walk in the valley
He is There when we stand on the mountain top.
He is There in our fears, our disappointments, our storms, our hopes, our dreams, our victories.
He is close. He is near. He is Here.
And yes, Mr. Newscaster, our Easter celebration may involve social distancing from people, but we will draw close to our Father and He will draw close to us! We will celebrate the tearing of the veil. We will celebrate the resurrecting power surging through our veins. We will stand apart physically but arise together in the spirit and declare across the world, “He is risen Indeed!”
Friends, The Father is leaning into you this morning. He is whispering, “Come sit in Papa’s lap. I am here singing over you, kissing your booboo’s, eradicating your angst. The veil has been torn, my child. There is no social distance necessary between you and I.”
“Jesus passionately cried out, took his last breath, and gave up his spirit. At that moment the veil in the Holy of Holies was torn in two from the top to the bottom.” Matthew 27:50-51 TPT