As I sit to write, the rain is tapping lightly on the skylight over my head. It’s a nice light rain, but one which do the gardens good as things have been beautiful of late… but dry. A true Indian Summer as we used to say back home.
Today we shift gears a bit & begin to think about the new week, but not before having church… at home.
Church at Home
As you can see below, church at home starts out a lot differently that ‘church-church’. Rather than finding our ‘favourite pew’ we gather ’round the keyboard (sure missing the piano that we left in Canada) and sang together in close proximity (no need to social distance HERE!).
It’s essentially the same thing we were doing last Spring so it wasn’t exactly something new. In fact, we’re pretty used to it by now… we just kind of ‘slip into it’ almost as though it were something totally normal!
I suppose in some ways it is totally normal, after all, in the New Testament they met house-to-house.
And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.
I kept back nothing that was profitable [unto you], but have shewed you, and have taught you publickly, and from house to house,
The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.
1 Corinthians 16.19
Salute the brethren which are in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the church which is in his house.
We tend to consider ‘normal’ what we’ve become accustomed to. Maybe part of what God’s shaking up is our sense of comfort & contentement; helping us shake off the extra weight in order to get back what is more essential.
So… wherever you are, if you’re in lockdown, know that you can still experience God’s presence – whether via technology (services that are either streamed or archived online) or whether sitting with your family, reading & discussing God’s word.
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God bless you today!