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.