April 13

Well we survived Easter Sunday without gathering together.  And even though it was hard not to see people gather to worship a risen Savior, we all know that the message has not changed in 2000 years.  We serve a risen Savior who is in the world today.  And that, it so happens, is where the church finds itself.  We too are in the world ministering to those around us.  We are not the church gathered but the church scattered.  The church is not closed, it is now unenclosed.  I hope this will not just be a time of hunkering down and staying isolated, but that we, like Jesus did on earth, be like physicians who are not healing the healthy but going to the sick and dying.  Even now we can in our own self-distancing can reach out to those who need a spiritual touch.  When you cannot touch others physically, you can still touch them spiritually.