Seems as if every time I turn around, something else is cancelled. A pastor friend of mine shared this message which I think is soooo good —
Conversations will not be cancelled
Relationships will not be cancelled
Love will not be cancelled
Songs will not be cancelled
Self-care will not be cancelled
HOPE will not be cancelled
COMPASSION will not be cancelled.
And the love of Jesus Christ will not be cancelled!
Life goes on, whether in quarantine or out in the open. So too, the eternal love of God lives on within each of us. “Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.”1 Corinthians 13:13 NLT
I think it important that we continue to communicate with God through prayer, every day, and especially in these times. We will include weekly, our prayer concerns and prayer emphasis. I’ll also occasionally include a specific for protection and other areas.
This prayer comes from UM pastor Dr. Terry Teykl:
Our world can be a dangerous place at times. From time to time, a harmful disease will appear, as now with the COVID-19 virus. Other times, our broken and fallen world acts out in irrational ways. Some people may pull a gun on other innocent people, our roads may be perilous for various reasons, and the enemy attacks us. Jesus said, “The thief comes to kill, steal and destroy.” John 10:10 Therefore, it is important that we pray for protection, claiming the promises of scripture for guardianship.
Now how about a little laugh for you from Christian comedian, Tim Hawkins!
God bless and keep you!Pastor Mike