I hope things are going well for you. As I write this article, the world is in the midst of fighting the Coronavirus. The Center for Disease Control recommended that events of 50 people or more not be held for about two months. A few days later they changed the number to 10 people. No one is sure how long this will last. Hopefully it will be sooner than later. For sure we will be able to mark this down in our personal history. In my lifetime we have weathered through TB, Polio, Ebola and the Swine Flu. With the Lord in our corner we overcame all of those, just as we will for this latest Pandemic.
I encourage you to keep your chin up, so to speak, we will overcome. It is definitely different preaching to an empty worship center. And I know it is different for you to be home on Sunday morning sitting on your couch or recliner; watching and listening to a worship service. I encourage you to join in the worship. Sing to the best of your ability to the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. Have your Bible open and follow along through the Scripture reading and listen to the Holy Spirit’s encouraging words as you approach the Throne of Grace. Remember that you and I are the Temple of God (1 Cor. 3:16). And He has promised us that He would never leave us. Soon we will be able to join together once again in worship.
So as Bill Gaither’s song, Joy Comes in the Morning says, “Hold on my child, joy comes in the morning; the darkest hour means dawn is just in sight.” In the meantime let us be consistent in prayer, worship, studying God’s Word and staying in touch with our brothers and sisters in Christ.
Standing on His Promises,