When Everything Seems To Go Wrong
Encourage one another and build each other up,
just as in fact you are doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11
A man went to his Doctor and asked him, "Please, Doctor, could you split my personality for me?"
The Doctor shocked and confused, said, "Split your personality? What on earth for?"
The man squirmed, and hesitated, and finally admitted, "Oh, Doctor, I am so very lonesome!"
We are facing a long and difficult time. We will often feel isolated, and separated, and lonely.
But we don't need to try and split our personality. We have each other, and we have God.
Paul wrote: "No one can separate us from the love of God. Shall trouble or hardship or
persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword. No, in all these things we are
more than conquerors through him who loves us. For I am convinced that neither
death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present not the future, nor
any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be
able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Our lives will certainly be a lot different now. We are uncomfortable with all the restrictions and
limitations. Common activities such as shopping, gathering at restaurants for a meal and company,
and activities at Senior Centers, or visiting one another, and neighbors, and families, will change.
But one thing has not changed. God is still with us.
Since we cannot change what is happening, it might be a good idea to try and change how we look
at the complications and difficulties. It is a time to trust God. This is an opportunity to discover
new ways to connect with God, our neighbors, each other, and ourselves.
The next few weeks or months, will be difficult, yet in hard times, good can surface.
We can discover new ways to connect with God, fresh ways to pray, new ways to share
God's love. We may be isolated, but never alone. In spite of all the restrictions now in
our lives, God calls us to be doing his work wherever we can, every way we can.
The church will be open Sunday morning. The Food Pantry will remain open.
We have free Bibles and Portals of Prayer available.
If you, or someone you know, whether or not they are from our
congregation, wishes to have communion please let me know.
Remember I am with you, even to the end of the age. Matthew 28:20b
Please do no hesitate to call me if you wish to talk, I am available by phone 24/7.
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