John 15:9 As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love.
Oh how we are facing struggles daily, even by the hour. We faced the government’s order to shelter in place, which was finally lifted for churches and we began meeting again on May 31st. We have been seeing our State slowly reopening, but now due to increased numbers of infected cases our Governor has paused any new openings and has also suspended elective surgeries in key cities. A second wave has been expected, but what cannot be calculated is the brutal impact of another full shutdown.
I don’t want to see another shelter in place order forcing churches to close their doors again. Some churches in Kaufman County are already closing their doors again and this is so heartbreaking, but understood knowing many churches have older populations.
1 Corinthians 10:22-24 All things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful; all things are lawful for me, but not all things edify. Let no one seek his own, but each one the other’s well-being.
The above verse in 1 Corinthians speaks about our liberty, and yes, we can individually do what we want, but as Christians we should not use our liberty in such a way so that others are injured. I really don’t want to see churches close down, but I also don’t want to see loved one get sick, or even die. So I urge all to be safe in your contacts, wear a mask in dense populated places, even in church if you wish to, and practice good hand washing. And if you are not feeling well, please contact your doctor and avoid contact with people, and that would include coming to church till you are better.
We are faithfully and lawfully continuing with our doors open and will do so as long we are able.
John 15:9 is a beautiful verse which encourages us to abide in the love of Christ.
No matter what happens, just continue to pray for our nation, our families, our churches and abide in our Savior’s great love.