I thought we’d come your way again this day to check in and check on your well being. As we know, we are one body with many parts and if one part suffers we all do, and the relevant parts spring into action to assist. This is especially true in these challenging times posed on us by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a church, this is the time to justify our existence in one another’s lives. Should there be any need amongst us please let’s help or point in the direction for help to be found? As your Pastor in these times, the experience is mutual. We are as affected as you and yet want you to be assured that we are here to help in any way we can. We’re going to grow dependable on God, in supporting each other leaning on the Lord together. But please, allow us to serve you more, either by talking, texting, video calling, praying with you and even doing your most needed errands.
Today the psalms which I’d love for our reflection for today are Psalms 90 and 91. As we face the uncertainties ahead, we are reminded;
“Lord, thou hast been our refuge, from one generation to another.”
And “Whoso dwelleth under the defence of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” This is true even, as the psalm continues, with “the pestilence that walketh in darkness” and “the sickness that destroyeth in the noon-day.” Please be assured that the Lord has been a refuge for the people of God in time past, and he will continue to be so in our generation. He sees, He hears and intervenes. Honestly, hopeful and trusting that we are, we still do not yet know how much suffering will come.
However, a couple of important things I’ll keep emphasizing are that we all:
- Encourage one another to deepen our trust in God as our eternal refuge.
- Together with all the faithful Christian saints may we love and care for our neighbours like those long ago.
- Let’s “never spare ourselves in thinking about someone besides ourselves.”
- Continue to follow established protocols. May the God of all grace strengthen, confirm, establish and settle us in these times in Christ Jesus, His Son.
In this together-with-you.
– Ps. Emmanuel & Mrs Grace Ayedzi