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A Thought From Your Pastor 4/19/2020

 

                                                 4 19 2020

A Thought From Your Pastor

Every time I turn on TV or my computer, people want to talk about COVID-19.  I am concerned about the devastating results of it on the physical body.  I see another problem also.  This stay at home order is necessary and I fully agree with it.  With that in mind we have to be careful we don’t turn into hermits, self centered people or just plain loners that are depressed.

What does scripture tell us?  Hebrews 10:24-25 (NIV) 24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. 25 Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another–and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

 I miss you people but the stay at home order is so necessary.  We all need to be careful about spreading the Virus.

I friend of mine has a mother in the rest home which he cannot visit.  He set her up with a phone that they can see each other as they talk.  I saw on TV a family standing in a rest home yard singing Happy Birthday to a relative in the home.

4 19 2020 snoopy

Snoopy has an idea; let’s do a little more praying for those loved ones we can’t get with.  I got a crazy idea how about calling a loved one or even just a friend and talk to them on the phone and pray with them.  My daughter Chris and Carolyn are getting together first thing in the morning on the phone and having a devotional together.

Sometimes people alone at home get tired of cooking.  Could you possibly drop a meal off or even a fresh dessert? There are so many ways to stay in touch and show that you care for someone.

Jesus is our example: John 3:16 (NIV) 16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

There are so many ways to reach out, stay in touch, show your love and still stay 8 feet apart.   You have the time so sit down and ask God to show you what you can do.

As I said before: Keep praying but also keep rejoicing in Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord.  Hopefully we will be meeting together again in the near future.

God’s Blessing,                                                                                                                              Pastor Gerry and Carolyn

4 19 2020 hugs

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