Today will mark the first time many of us will be unable to worship in church for Easter. However, we should all be grateful for the fact that we live in a free country where it is a public health concern that prevents us from gathering for worship rather than persecution. We are blessed to live in a nation that upholds the God-given right of religious freedom.
Unfortunately, many of our co-religionists cannot say the same. Even as we remember that Jesus rose from the dead in Jerusalem, Christians in the Middle East experience some of the highest levels of persecution in the world.