Not every flower can adorn the Lord’s house on Easter Sunday, and not all Christians are able to celebrate Easter Sunday in a visible church. While every Christian benefits from our Lord’s resurrection, many Christians around the world are suffering persecution and isolation. Even in America some are excluded from fellowship in a visible church, and thus are not able to commune with the rest of the believers during Holy Week.
Nonetheless, even in the darkest of times, the death and resurrection of Christ is not just an idea, it is a deed. Jesus did that deed. It is factually true whether we are able to celebrate his resurrection, or not. When life is dark, and our faith seems to waiver, God’s Word eternally says: this is true, it was done in deed.
Heaven is our home because he is risen. He is risen indeed!