On the first day of the week we came together to break bread. Paul spoke to the people and, because he intended to leave the next day, kept talking until midnight. There were many lights in the upstairs room where we were meeting. (Acts 20:7-8)
These Christians met to break bread and celebrate Jesus’ resurrection on the first day of the week. This is the earliest mention of Sunday worship in the Bible. Most travelers would go to bed early if they had a long journey the next day—not Paul. He stayed to tell them everything he knew about Jesus.
Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12) That’s why there were many lights in the upstairs room.
In this time of COVID if you’re not attending service in person, you can still be a light to Jesus and celebrate his resurrection by taking communion at home and be a light to others by sending a word of encouragement.
Father, I praise You for giving me the light of life. Help me to shine Your light and make someone’s life less dark. I pray in Jesus’ precious name. Amen.
2 thoughts on “Daily Devotional Acts 20:7-8 – Are you a light in the darkness? – Free online Bible study – Commentary in easy English – Day 632”
In Jesus there is the light of life and hope. Many are not attending church service because of COVID. Things were calming down and now we have another new variant that is making the numbers rise rapidly. I wonder when it will all end and we can go back to a normal life. It is so important to be a light now in the darkness of COVID.
I think COVID will be here for at least the rest of our lifetimes like the flu will be. The Omicron variant has been little more than a cold and fever for those who have been vaccinated. Life will be a new normal. People can choose to seclude themselves, get vaccinated or not, and/or choose to live normally or not. God let our scientists discover vaccinations. Blessings, Sis.