Who’s on your quaran-team? In this time of lockdowns and social distancing, who and how you remain connected becomes even more important. This morning I received the following from my friend Melody:
This morning, the Lord led me back to a dream I had last week. I had forgotten about it, but I just happened to write it down. In the dream, there were four turtles in a pool — two of them were big and two of them were small. When I awoke I almost dismissed the dream, then I decided to research the symbolism.
Turtle = primarily concerned about protection and security
Pool = church
Two = support
We, the church, are all in this together. Health and protection are suddenly at the forefront of our society’s concerns. How we come out of this depends on who we let in — who we partner with in the spiritual and in our relationships. We partner with a strong God and we will see the situation in light of His size. Our spirit will be big like Him. We partner with people who live in faith and we become bigger than this situation. We partner with people with fear and we will feel smaller than this situation.
I’m so glad Melody shared her thoughts with me because this is exactly what was on my heart to communicate today. Though we can’t see each other in body, technology has made it possible to remain connected. And in some ways technology has even simplified connecting because things like distance, travel, and traffic have been erased from our list of hindrances. FaceTime someone. Zoom someone. Just dial your phone and talk to someone. If you’re reading this, you have some level of technology and that’s enough. I hope this doesn’t come across as too harsh, but your only excuse for being alone is you. If you’d like to connect with us, please let me know. I’d be happy to help you.
Let’s grow together!
Passover 2020 begins today and will last until Thursday, April 16. This year’s Passover is specially significant because of everything going on around us. It is very important that we take this next week to humble ourselves before the Lord, allow Him to transform completely our mind, will, and emotions, and step into obedient authority.
In Exodus, Moses communicated the directions for the original Passover, but each household had to go home and actually apply the blood of the lamb. The recent COVID lockdown has sent everyone to their homes, and I believe that now is the time for each household to take their spiritual lives and responsibilities seriously. You have to apply the blood of the Lamb to your house. No one can do it for you. What you and your household does this week is critical.
Sunday we’re celebrating Jesus and the power of His resurrection! In preparation, I’ve invited all of our children and youth to create Easter themed art or poetry. I’d also like to extend this invitation to our adults. You can give artistic highlights of the Easter story or you can produce something that shows what is most meaningful about Jesus to you.
I’ll need all poetry and/or electronic copies of artwork sent to my email (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday night. I’ll then use all of your creativity to build a presentation for Sunday morning. We’re glorifying the Creator with His own characteristic of creativity!
My daughter, Luna, likes to sit in her room and worship God with her guitar. I asked her if I could record her worshiping so that those in our spiritual family who can’t pick up a guitar can worship along with her. She was very gracious. We were not shooting for quality or professional sound, just authentic, intimate worship. Click on the image above to join us. Hopefully, you’ll be able to sit on your floor, put your attention on our loving Father, sing along, and enjoy His presence with us.
- 4/8 Leviticus 9, Psalms 99, II Samuel 19, Luke 11:29-54
- 4/9 Leviticus 10, Psalms 100, II Samuel 20, Luke 12:1-34
- 4/10 Leviticus 11, Psalms 101, II Samuel 21, Luke 12:35-59
- 4/11 Leviticus 12, Psalms 102, II Samuel 22, Luke 13:1-21
- 4/12 Leviticus 13, Psalms 103, II Samuel 23, Luke 13:22-35
- 4/13 Leviticus 14, Psalms 104, II Samuel 24, Luke 14:1-24
- 4/14 Leviticus 15, Psalms 105, I Kings 1, Luke 14:25-35
- 4/15 Leviticus 16, Psalms 106, I Kings 2, Luke 15:1-10
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