I’m really not sure why, but this blog post was tougher to write than most. That’s why it’s taken me so long to post it. It seems like the world is shutting down. Schools are closed or operating remotely and so are many churches. Fortunately, we were open with precautions being observed on March 15, 2020. Not sure what the future will be, but we must carry on doing God’s work. So, we’ll figure how to do that some how. The Corona Virus has come into our world and shaken us. But we need to remember what God has done for us up to this point. Remember his promises.
1 Kings 18-19 is where our sermon came from Sunday. Elijah challenges king Ahab, at the command of God. Whoever has a god who can light a fire on the altar shall be the winner. After winning this challenge in a big way and killing the prophets of king Ahab, Elijah is threatened by Jezebel, Ahab’s wife.
This threat on Elijah’s life sends him into a tailspin. He becomes depressed and wants God to end his life. He is scared and tired. But God sends an angel to him and tells him to get up and eat. Elijah stays in a cave for 40 days and he has brought no food or drink. (No toilet paper either.) So God sends an angel each day to bring him food and water.
At times like these God doesn’t try to out shout the chaos. We have to be still enough to hear the whisper of God. It’s loud out there! Fear draws our attention away from God and it’s difficult to concentrate on the whisper. We begin to worship the fear.
COVID-19 is here and it has changed our daily routines. Schools, restaurants, and businesses are closing or cutting back hours. We’ve not ever dealt with anything that has affected our lives in such a drastic way. This is different than even 9/11. But, you know what? God’s got this! Remove the obstacle that’s between you and God. Make sure that you can see him! He’s always been there for you and he always will be. Be sure that you can hear him whisper. What’s he saying to you? Go be the church. Help those you can help!
I really don’t feel like I gave Jon’s sermon justice this week. Go listen to it on line here. I don’t know yet whether we’ll be at church this Sunday or not, but you can always find out what’s going on by checking the website or the Facebook page.
If you need something, reach out to us. We are here as the hands and feet of God, doing His work. This is the time for the Church to be the light of the world. Let’s show people what God’s love looks like.