Brothers and Sisters
A lot has happened in the last two weeks! God has his hand in everything that is happening around the world right now, and we need to persist in, and continue to proclaim our confidence in His goodness- Amen?
Last week I sent out a letter which included a request for everyone in the community to obtain and start reading a book on Acedia by Abbott Nault, called The Noonday Devil I hope many of you have done that or are in the process of doing that. We live in a world steeped in Acedia, and we as a community have been “infected” by it. We need to remember Jesus words from Matt 10:26:
"So have no fear of them; for nothing is covered that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. What I tell you in the dark, utter in the light; and what you hear whispered, proclaim upon the housetops. And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
I do see the Hand of Mercy of our Lord upon the World right now- extending an invitation to all, to come into the quiet; to come and rest a while with him. A busy distracted world is realizing there is MORE!
While we remain apart for the sake of obedience to our Government leaders, I want to encourage us all to use technology to the extent you are able, to connect with your brothers and sisters in community that you cannot connect with physically. In particular, our more elderly members need a regular phone call to encourage and care for any needs due to restrictions in place. So many of us are already doing that as a part of ordinary life, but keeping vigilant in pursuing those connections at a time like this is even more important.
Although the Community Center is closed right now, Lori Kelly, Bob and I are working remotely and can respond if there is an urgent matter that need attention. Here are the contacts:
Our April 5 gathering is cancelled as you know, and at this point April 19 could be as well. We won’t be making that call for a few weeks yet, so let’s all keep interceding that the Lord will have his way with us sooner than later, and that we can soon assemble and praise His name in worship as a people, set apart for his purposes, ready to share His Love with a world that needs an encounter him!