I remember making the announcement: “We’re moving immediately to a livestream-only format for Sunday services. Oh, and all other groups are either cancelled or moving online. “Hopefully we’ll be back for Easter!” Sigh. When was the last time 12 months felt like 12 years? We miss seeing each other eyeball to actual eyeball. Pouring coffee…
Don’t forget that love is a decision, not a feeling. And there are many other ways to be loving, of course. This list is to simply get you thinking. We are a people of prayer and service. We pray that people get better, that medical professionals and government leaders act with wisdom, and that those of us who are healthy help and serve others — this includes attending not only to physical needs where appropriate, but spiritual needs too. This persists in a pandemic.
When devoted Christians are parents, we have a particular passion and responsibility to share Jesus with our children. After all, he is our number one priority, and our source of hope, joy, peace, salvation and eternity. All big things! But how do you do it, and, perhaps more accurately, how do you do it along with the 373 other things you’re expected to do as a parent in today’s world?
When you’re at the bottom it’s very hard to think proactively about anything, much less living “abundantly.” Plus, aren’t pastors supposed to have it all together? And, as far as I can tell, it’s not very common for men to admit they need help, right? Aren’t we’re supposed to be strong and independent?