We are in tumultuous times. To whom do we turn at times like these? We turn to the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. Please join me in praying that this emergency passes quickly, for the sake of the proclamation of the good news of Jesus our Savior (1 Timothy 2:1-4). Please pray that the Spirit use the present situation to lead more precious souls to repentance (Luke 13:1-5). Do be assured that only temporarily will we be prevented from fulfilling Christ’s command: “Let us not neglect meeting together, as some have the habit of doing. Rather, let us encourage each other, and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” (Hebrews 10:25)
Most of all, do look forward to the inheritance Jesus purchased for us: “You have come to Mount Zion, the city of the living God; to the heavenly Jerusalem; to tens of thousands of angels in joyful assembly; to the church of the firstborn whose names are written in heaven; to God, who is the judge of all; to the spirits of righteous people who have been made perfect; to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant.” (Hebrews 12:22-24)
Christ has a perfect plan to win for us a victory, even in the present circumstances. In the end: He is risen!We put our trust in him. And as far as our lives in this world, we do what the Lord enables us in times like this to keep ourselves safe. Physically, we wash our hands and wash our hands. Spiritually, we come to the Lord and, as it were, wash our hearts in repentance and glory that he has washed away all of our sins through his shed blood.
We are a church family and we love each other and care for each other. In times like this may we make the online worship a priority and be in the Word daily. As pastor, I am here for you. If you are going through difficult times, please contact me, because your church family wants to help you. We are privileged to know we are the children of God and that he will always take care of us. No worries. No panic. Our God and Savior is on our side.
Pastor Martin Spaude