Sunday Soothings

Hebrews 10:24-25 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”

Today is a very special day for our church.

We are in the beginning stages of returning to some sense of normalcy by opening our doors and gathering back together after this long winter caused by the coronavirus.  We are cautiously optimistic and taking many  precautions to insure everyone’s safety.

I cannot help but think that God is pleased.  He knows best what our gathering together means to us.  He meant it to be comforting, healing, and encouraging.

I just want to send out this request to you, dear reader.

We are living in unprecedented times. We know that there are more than just virus’ afoot. The Bible warns us:

Ephesians 6:11-12 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”

Our warfare is not with the person in the office that runs your country. It’s not with your municipality, or boss, or even your spouse. It is the workings of something far more subtle, and we must be prepared.

I go today to relish and cherish the fellowship and friendship with friends and church family for whom I have longed to see. But my heart is pricked with the awareness that we must do so wisely.

Matthew 10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.”

My request is that you pray for our opening and that of others.

We need to pray for one another. We need to pray against our true enemy.

I thank you in advance and will let you know how things unfold.

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