With eyes closed, Reverend Roderick Williams Sr. stretched out his arms. “It’s the day – Hallelujah!” He said throwing the sentence at the assembly.
Nearly 50 members of the Progressive Missionary Baptist Church gathered for Resurrection Sunday, also known as Easter, and the church’s 47th anniversary Sunday morning in central Colombia. This day, one of the most important Christian holidays, celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ described in the New Testament.
“No systemic racism can stop you because Jesus is alive,” Williams said during the service, which was also broadcast live on Facebook. “I can face all the blunders, all the fumbles because I know he holds the future – because he lives.”
His words were greeted with applause and praise. “Amen,” shouted the faithful.