Thoughts From a Distance: An Introduction

Life is very different lately. Words like “quarantine” were rarely used or even thought of by most people a few weeks ago. Today, it doesn’t even phase us when we hear a six year old talk about being quarantined. For most of us, we’ve learned new terms like “Social Distancing.” As a church, we have the difficult task of remaining unified in this season when we cannot spend time with each other face to face. We are also tasked to encourage one another, to build up the body, and to love others as ourselves, regardless of our physical limitations. With COVID-19 spreading across the globe, I’m reminded of Hebrews 10:23-25:
23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”
Let us as a church not waver in our faith or trust in God. Let us reach out to other members of our church body and encourage them; talk to them; pray with them. Let’s be creative in the ways we encourage one another through phone calls, texts, written mail, and social media.
Verse 25 teaches us the importance of meeting together regularly. In the strange times that we live it, we should be reminded of the importance of meeting together for fellowship and edification. We should be longing for the time where we can finally meet together again.
As long as we’re unable to meet in person, I’ll be writing online to encourage you and to share my thoughts, from a distance.