For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor 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 that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39
COVID-19 has brought very real difficulties to everyone and has not left untouched any corner of the globe. But let us remain confident that the mission of God and His church is still vibrant, growing, loving, and multiplying! The mission of Jesus is not deterred. This church, specifically, is still reaching the lost, serving our neighbors, loving each other, and celebrating Jesus. Nothing will prevail against His church - Nothing!
Yet, we still wonder...when can we gather together?
Gathering together is not only an important function of the church, but it is also deeply important to the health of humans. We will gather again! We will gather for worship, for mission, for connection, and for family.
It may be a long time before we gather like we did prior to this pandemic. While we look to guidance from our state and local officials, the church has a much higher mandate that includes honoring God and His love for people. This mandate requires us to move forward with wisdom.