Positive Thought #2

As I mentioned in my previous post I intend to share some positive thoughts in this time of need. In no way is this to say negative or reasonable sadness are wrong, but rather to say that some nuggets of positivity are needed now more than ever. These are little lights sent out into the darkness. My thought for today is that the church has an opportunity to shine.

Where ever two or three gather that is church. No one is taking anyone's pulpit, it's just that church is coming home. The temples built with men's hands are becoming less important. Instead a focus is on the people worshipping in spirit and truth.

Even as crowds swell in shops and some pubs the church has an opportunity to live above the world's ways and support "alternative" church. To set an example.

Many will be gathering in new ways today for worship:

Some will perhaps stand the correct distance apart outside in an open space.

Some may sit in their cars in a car park and listen to a sermon at a distance.

Others may separate into small house groups of two or three (most likely housemates or family members).

Some will be online with zoom so everyone can see each other.

Other churches are online by livestream.

There are also lots of sermons to listen to in the form of videos, recordings and on Christian channels.

Some may gather just as family units as the father of each household is already ordained by God to minister in family worship.

This is a great opportunity for church to stop worshipping their worship (buildings, bands, styles etc) and start worshiping God.

My glass half full for today -

It is time for the church to come home and that has perhaps begun. An opportunity is set before us. There is hope for the church and the land:

"If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land." (2 Chronicles 7:14)

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