"Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me," even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you. (Psalm 139:7-12)
During these days of social distancing, it is helpful to remember that we are never really alone. Scripture tells us that wherever we go God is with us, and no matter how dark our surroundings are He sees us. That means that even when we are lonely, we are not alone. Even when we are unaware of Him, God is aware of us. When we are treated unjustly, God is keeping track so that He can someday bring about justice on our behalf. And when we are the unjust ones, trying to hide from God because we feel embarrassed, ashamed, or guilty for our sins, God is none of those things. He knows us better than we know ourselves, loves us for who we truly are, and stands ready to restore us, because He anticipated our failures and prepared our pardon in advance.
“Heavenly Father, thank You for Your Spirit, which is always with us, and for Your mercy, through which you anticipated our sin and prepared our reconciliation, through Jesus Christ, amen.”
QUESTIONABLE SOCIAL MEDIA EXPLANATIONS:
Q: Why do they call it the ‘novel’ corona virus?
A: It’s a long story….
Q: If corona virus isn’t about beer, why do I keep hearing about ‘cases of it’?
A: As in any crisis, many people are responding irrationally due to wishful drinking.
Q: What’s the difference between COVID-19 and Romeo and Juliet?
A: One results from a corona virus and the other results from a Verona crisis.
Q: What should I do if I wake up late for work with a fever?
A: Tell yourself, “Self, I so late.”
Q: How do you know when staying home is leading to weight gain?
A: One sign is when your computerized scale reminds you to practice
social distancing by allowing only one person on the scale at a time.
Q: Are stores in other countries experiencing panic-buying of supplies?
A: Yes. Grocery stores in France look like a tornado hit them. All that’s left is de brie.
In Germany, hoarding of sausage and cheese is resulting in a “wurst-kase scenario.”
Q: Is wearing a mask really beneficial?
A: Yes. After months without a haircut, it helps you avoid being recognized in public.
The LORD protect you and give you peace!
In Jesus, Pastor Kirk
As Pastor at Pilgrim, Kirk is fueled by a passion for God's Word and a lot of good coffee.