For He satisfies the longing soul,
And fills the hungry soul with goodness.
It is funny how we sometimes take things for granted. Like when we were young and our parents did things for us, like feeding, and clothing us, and how they cared for us when we were sick. Only after we have grown up do we start to appreciate all the things our elders did for us.
Looking at how the church is being affected by the Covid 19 virus, and we are now unable to meet as we did a few weeks ago, my soul is longing for each of you like never before. I know truthfully, we didn’t take our time together for granted, we cherished every moment with each other.
Personally, by Friday I would be looking forward to church on Sunday; just couldn’t wait to see everyone.
The longing we are experiencing for each other is with more intensity than it used to be. What’s the old saying? “Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
Back during world war II people were separated for very long periods of time and they wrote letters to each other, and those hand written letters were precious and gave people hope.
We need to do the same, we need stay connected and send letters, emails and or text to build up our hope and stir up good works in each other. and don’t forget to call and say hi.
The Lord is aware of our longings, and He is listening to our hearts.
And the Spirit is also comforting us with His abundant and merciful love.
I know this is a terrible event and it is truly devastating people lives, but at the same time I am being reminded how dependent we are on the Lord and how much we need to love one another.
I can’t help but think how will this affect the church? I liked what Tooter said the other day, he said “Tell ya the truth it seems like with the current situation it’s really easier to bring up some Jesus!!!!”
I think Tooter is right. People are more open to Jesus; oh what a great door which has opened to us.
Hardships have a tendency to make people bitter and untrusting, but as for the church it seems that such struggles have a way of solidifying the body of Christ. What is it that will strengthen us? It is not the hardships, or the trials in themselves, but God’s grace manifesting through us the perfect love of Christ.
His great love is the bonding agent, like mortar between bricks, it holds us together; it makes us strong, it gives hope and builds up!
May our Savior greatly bless you and keep you and your family safe and healthy.
Keep the fires burning!