We Live In Interesting Times
The Pastor’s Ruminations during the Coronavirus, COVID19

May 6, 2020

I thank you for allowing Susan and me to be away the last two Sundays. It was a good and necessary trip to see my Mama who is increasingly frail. Your kindness to us means much to us.

The constant question I am asked is “When will we meet together again.” I do not know, but will tell you we’re looking towards “sooner and not later.” Perhaps in the next three or four weeks we’ll begin meeting together anew with the encouragement to stay away if you feel the need to. One thing that has been on my mind often is that we respect people’s different choices about COVID19. Allowing differences will allow us to practice our recent studies in I Corinthians!

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My growing concern is that we know wherein our security lies. I gained much from Pastor Davis’ preaching the last two weeks as he challenged us from Psalm 62.

“Where is your head?” What are you thinking about. What is capturing your mind?
“Where is your heart?” What settles you? What satisfies you?

As I listened to the sermon on Sunday my mind went to Proverbs 14:26:

In the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence,
And His children will have a place of refuge.

I want to talk to us about this Sunday morning next. Here is something that is happening all over the world: People are gladly (gleefully) exchanging freedom for “security.” We are sacrificing liberty for “safety.” That is happening and will happen whether we like it or not! In a time when societies (nations) happily give up freedoms for some sort of government supplied certainty, where do Christians look? To Whom do Christians look? In what do Christians hope?

Meditate on Proverbs 14:26 as we prepare to be “together” Sunday morning.

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Could I thank you and encourage you?  Our giving is good.  I thank God for that.  We are just about at budget for each week except the week of April 26.  I don't usually bring the mail in here at church unless I'm looking for something but today I did.  Most of the mail was obviously your gifts.  You are meeting this reality well.  I thank you.  God bless you!