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No Church Service On Sunday, How Will We Cope?

We are living in scary times, not able to go out to eat, go to the beauty shop or shopping, but soon it will pass and perhaps will love more

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What will it be like, not going to church to worship on Easter?

I guess I won't get to show-off my new outfit, and I was so eager

No Easter egg hunt

No picnic on the waterfront

So many events we'll miss out on

because of this evil virus phenomenon

Will we still remember that Our Savior Jesus Christ arose from the tomb on this day?

Remembering he died on the cross for our sin's that dreadful Friday

I must remember that a new Easter outfit is what we do

But Jesus looks on the inside of me and you

So lets remember our neighbor's and those in need of food

Especially the elderly living in solitude

Hopefully this uncertain time will soon fade away

We'll get back to normal and once more do our thing, remembering we live in a small world today.


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Comments

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on June 08, 2020:

Brenda, it's good to know your beauty shops have reopened, hopefully mine will soon. Take care.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on June 08, 2020:

Ruby,

Thanks for your reply and I will read that part in the bible later.

Our beauty shops have opened. There are restrictions, but hopefully yours will open soon.

Take care.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on June 08, 2020:

Hello Brenda. We went to church yesterday and had bible study afterwards. No masks, continued the distancing. I was reminded to read Psalms 91 and it speaks of the time we are now having. It feels good to go about. I am waiting for a beauty shop to open. I have cut my own hair twice, and believe me it looks it. lol. I would love to go to church at the riverside. I can remember going as a child. Oh the good old days. Thank you my friend.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on June 07, 2020:

Just a note,

Our church restarted today but I feel they would do better if we just went back to the good old days of having worship outside by the creek.

Everyone welcome to walk in.

It may not last for long since protests have made no regard for social distancing.

Great poem which I already read before.

Take care.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on April 25, 2020:

Hello Umesh. Thanks for coming by and leaving a thought provoking comment.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on April 25, 2020:

Thought provoking poetry.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on April 24, 2020:

Hello Elena. I must admit that it's nice to wear jimjams while going to church at home. LOL Thank you. Good to see you.

Elena from London, UK on April 24, 2020:

Lovely poem. I'm hoping this uncertain time will soon fade away too. It's nice that Church Services can be streamed online.

No new outfits for now though, just jimjams. :-)

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on April 24, 2020:

Hello Patricia, It's always good to see you. I agree, We need to learn that God looks on the inside. Thank you for angels.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on April 23, 2020:

Well said....it was a time to really put things in perspective...hoping you are well and safe. Many Angels headed your way.ps

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on April 23, 2020:

Hello Suchismita. Yes, it's a small world we live in and we need all the love available. Thank you much.

Suchismita Pradhan from India on April 23, 2020:

The lines are touchy,I must say your neighbor has a humble heart,we all are humans and we need each other specially at this time.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on April 18, 2020:

Hello Amnai. Nice to meet you. Thank you for the follow. Happy to follow you.

Amani Utembu from Nairobi -Kenya on April 17, 2020:

This uncertain times will soon fade away.... And everytjimg will be normal again..

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Great piece.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on April 16, 2020:

Hello Nithya. We live in a different world today. So many things that seemed so important in the past is no longer on our need list. Hopefully we will get back to living when the world heals from this virus. Thank you for coming by.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on April 16, 2020:

A great poem on how things are nowadays. Things are so different now due the virus creating havoc in our lives. I hope a vaccine or medication comes out soon to deal with the virus. Keeping fingers crossed.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on April 15, 2020:

Hollo Lora. I remember well the days we got new Easter outfits, hats. gloves and new shoes. The boys got new suits. Those days are gone, and we look deeper into the need of others. I'm so glad you came to visit. Thank you.

Lora Hollings on April 14, 2020:

How true are your words, Ruby! I love your poem. How different things are now. I remember a time when women would buy special hats to wear for themselves and their daughters, too, on Easter. I was one of those daughters. We would also wear white gloves and white patent leather shoes. I love your image. It's so apropos. Hopefully, we will all remember those who are so alone and need assistance. A belated Happy Easter to you!

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on April 14, 2020:

Hello Devika. The whole world is involved in this, and we do whatever is necessary to get back to normal. Thanks for coming by.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on April 14, 2020:

Hello William. Yes, we are a people who adapts to change. We might complain, but we do whatever it takes to survive. Thanks so much for coming by.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on April 14, 2020:

Hello Brenda, yes, everything has certainly changed. I am sooo ready to get back to normal. Maybe it will soon. Whatever we will cope. Thanks for coming to read this piece.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on April 14, 2020:

Hello Doris. Your childhood sounds much like mine. Easter Sunday was a special day and everyone got new clothing, gloves, shoes, hat and a purse to match the shoes. now people wear jeans or whatever, and that's fine.. Thanks for visiting my page.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on April 13, 2020:

Hello Mitara. It is a pleasure reading your comments on my poetry. I can well remember how we dressed for Easter Sunday. Hats and gloves to match, shoes and purse to match and of course, a new outfit. We now know that all that is nice, but God's love looks at the heart and actions of the believers. Thank you for your encouraging comments.

Devika Primic on April 13, 2020:

In Croatia the majority are Catholics and Eater is one of the most celebrated Holidays. Church services are no longer since lock down and that hasn't been pleasant but the world right now is just that. Thank you Ruby for another thoughtful hub.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on April 13, 2020:

Hello Paula, How about that outfit? It is always good to see your upbeat comment. Be well, happy and know that you are loved.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on April 13, 2020:

Hello Bill. I know your church is on the inside, and that's wonderful. I am happy to call you a friend. Thank you.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on April 13, 2020:

Hello Mar. It is getting more difficult not to go when you want to, but hopefully it will pass soon. I am well and happy. I am always happy when you visit. Love and hugs.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on April 13, 2020:

Hello James. We can worship God anyplace, although it is nice to have friends to socialize with in a church building. Thank you for your wonderful comment.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on April 13, 2020:

Clive, your comment made me smile. Thank you.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on April 13, 2020:

Hello Shauna. A church building is just that, a place where we meet, socialize, take communion and hear God's word. To my way of thinking, God knows our heart's. We do not need to be in a church building to talk to God. My husband Ray is a devout Lutheran and communion is very important to him. He taught school for 41 years in the Lutheran schools. I was raised Baptist, both Baptist and Lutheran are just names. I can go to church in any church, or not attend any church, as I said. " God knows our heart's." For many years I did not attend any church, then one day a friend invited me to go to her church, which was Methodist and I liked it and was going there when I met Ray. We were married in the Lutheran church so that's where I go now. I appreciate you so much. Thank you for always encouraging me and reading my stories and pomes.

William Kovacic from Pleasant Gap, PA on April 13, 2020:

Well said, Ruby. The face of our culture (and yes, church) has been changed maybe forever. But yet we adapt and go on. Thanks for bringing these thoughts to light.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on April 12, 2020:

Ruby,

Nice one. Yes everything here was cancelled too.

I know it should never be about that new outfit, but so many of us do buy one

Remembering Jesus today is hopefully what people do. It is different from being with family and friends but we are all where we need to be right now.

Hopefully soon we can get back to normal.

Doris James MizBejabbers from Beautiful South on April 12, 2020:

Ruby, I see myself as a teenager in your poem. Mom always made me a new dress and I got new spring "dress" shoes and gloves. When I was older, That was when I went to a church of organized religion. Today I have awakened to realize that we are all one in God's love and only need to look inside for God's love. I do miss the enthusiasm that others have for a special holiday though.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on April 12, 2020:

Eric, if you find out who that Grinch is, let me know. Easter has always been special for me, not just the new outfits, knowing that Jesus died for me is so humbling. I am not special, a sinner who must ask for forgiveness daily. Thank you for gracing my page.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on April 12, 2020:

Hello Peggy. I agree we do live in a small world. I have a feeling that we'll be close. So nice to see you. Thank you.

Mitara N from South Africa on April 12, 2020:

It's is so disappointing that on such an auspicious day, it can't be celebrated like how it's normally done, because of an evil invasion.

Your heart is pure and God has heard your prayers in this auspicious time.

My good friend, I think you would have looked good in any outfit, however it would have been nice to share a beautiful photo of what you would have worn attached to this beautiful poetry you so instrumentally wrote.

Happy Happy Easter to you and your dear family with an abundance of blessings to your wonderful heart

Suzie from Carson City on April 12, 2020:

Happy Easter to you & your Hubby, Ruby, girl! I'll bet you could ROCK that beautiful white suit! Love ya, Paula

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on April 12, 2020:

Hello Pamela. I didn't have a new outfit either, lol I remember back when we bought a new outfit, gloves and hat to match, and of course a new purse and shoes that matched. Nice to see you. Thank you.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on April 12, 2020:

Hello Ann. It's good the children are having an Easter egg hunt, everything has changed so drastically. I really do think we are closer than ever before, and I hope it continues, after all with our modern technology we seem like neighbors. Thanks for visiting my page.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on April 12, 2020:

My church has always been inside of me, so no problem.

Wishing you a Happy and Blessed Easter, Ruby! Thank you for your friendship.

Maria Jordan from Jeffersonville PA on April 11, 2020:

Happy, healthy and peaceful Easter to you, dear Ruby.

Love,

Maria

James C Moore from The Great Midwest on April 11, 2020:

We can still have church even if we can't still go to church. That's what I get out of your verse. Wonderful

Clive Williams from Jamaica on April 11, 2020:

Ruby,,,Easter has been cancelled. Corona stole the eggs and cooked the rabbit.

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on April 11, 2020:

Ruby, I haven't been to church in years (actually, decades). I speak to God wherever I am, whenever the mood strikes me. I think He appreciates that. I gave up on structured religion long ago and this comes from someone who was baptized Catholic and went to Catholic school.

Our relationship with God doesn't come to life when we enter a church. It's within our hearts and souls. We don't need an edifice. All we need is communication between ourselves and Him.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on April 11, 2020:

Thank you Ruby. Sweet and fun poetry. Perhaps just me but some melancholy mixed in. To me Easter is like New Years to many. I stay up til midnight and I make vows for the new beginning I am given.

Darn it, I am already missing the great Easter Egg hunts. Who is this Grinch that stole Easter?

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 11, 2020:

We sure do live in a small world. I hope that the sharing and caring go way past the end of the pandemic. Wouldn't that be a blessing! Happy Easter, Ruby!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on April 11, 2020:

Ruby, Most churches are closed tomorrow thanks to the pandemic. Fortunately, my church puts the music and sermon on the internet. We do lie in a small world. I know there are a few churches that are open despite this pandemic, but I don't have a new Easter outfit anyway. LOL

Ann Carr from SW England on April 11, 2020:

Yes, we do live in a small world, Ruby. It is different at the moment but I find we are better at thinking about our neighbours in this difficult time and I for one hope that continues well after this crisis ends. My grandchildren are still having an Easter Egg hunt in their garden, even though it won't be with their cousins this year, so at least they will be keeping the tradition that they enjoy so much.

Well said, Ruby!

Happy Easter to you and yours.

Ann