Wednesday evening, as I watched the White House Coronavirus Task Force, I heard the usual people speak. However, this time I was encouraged even in the midst of the darkest week for the virus in Wisconsin and in the darkest week for Jesus while on earth. In brief synopsis, these words were shared:
This made me think about what Jesus would be saying to us as he shares his last supper with the disciples. Eventually being betrayed, denied, painfully crucified, and buried. Let us not forget what happens three days later! Yes, resurrection! I can hear Jesus encouraging words:
Your pastors are encouraged…as you follow worship online! As you spread the word of Jesus Christ and share invitations for people to watch worship. By your acts of kindness and for your understanding that we are in uncharatered territory (wilderness if you will). The courage and resiliency you display as you call people to remind them, they are loved as well as those who are on the front lines in hospitals, grocery stores and the many other necessary workers who keep us going.
We miss you! We miss your hugs and greetings! We miss worshiping in person with you! We miss sharing Jesus body and blood with you! There will be a time we are together for worship, united in Christ. Until then, be well, be safe because we want all of you together, not some of you! Keep doing what you’re doing. Don’t get complacent, Jesus never did. Finally, honor many who have died (14,762 in the US and 88,338 globally), above all, honor Jesus who died for you, who died for all. We’ll continue to meet and see you online, until we meet again in person.
God’s Blessings & Peace, Happy Holy Week, & A Blessed Easter,