Wednesday, 18 March 2020

COVID-19 Wednesday, March 18

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Dear Church Family,
If we count Saturday as the first day, then we are at day five of our social distancing efforts. Most of our church members are home by now, though I’m aware of a few families who are still out of the country.  I am praying that they will get home safely, especially those who are flying.  For those of you who are self isolating or quarantined, may God give you patience.
How has this social distancing been going for you?  Some of you might still be wondering, are we making too much of this?  The answer, of course, is that we don’t know.  So, let’s err’ on the side of caution.
I grew up on a farm, and my dad had a spreader.  It looked something like this, except not that clean.  Never, ever, stand near a manure spreader when it’s in operation! 

During this COVID-19 season, don’t be a spreader.  What is being asked of us isn’t anything too difficult.  We are being asked to stay in or around our comfortable homes.  That’s it.  We can do this.
If you are healthy and safe, thank God.  And then do what you can to make sure others are healthy and safe. In John 10 (today’s chapter) we find that wonderful verse about what sort of life Jesus wants for us:  “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” (10:10). 

If you have stories or pictures of what that abundant life looks like for you this week, and if you are ok with having me share them with our church family, send them my way.
Blessings for today,
Pastor Rita

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