Colossians 3:1-4; Gospel: Matthew 28:1-10
Easter April 12, 2020 Zoom
Lots of changes are happening in these days of the Corona virus. One concern for so many is the loss of jobs. My mother-in-law Barb shared this story with me. It is about a man who's job has become obsolete, at least during the shut down. So he took up being an Ubber driver. He picked up his first customer and drove a ways. But when she tapped him on the shoulder to tell him something, he screamed and the car careened out of control. He turned around and shouted, “Don't ever do that to me again. You scared the daylights out of me!” The woman apologized and said, “I didn't realize a little tap would scare you so much!” The driver replied, “Sorry, it's not really your fault. Today's my first day as an Ubber driver, I've been driving a funeral van for the past 25 years.”
Surprise! This silly story reminds us, however, that Easter really is about surprise. And I know our pandemic is no laughing matter. But as we've shared from this pulpit before, laughter is good medicine.