This week I received a group text saying that church is closed for the next two weeks. I don’t remember the last time church was closed, but if it helps prevent the spread of the coronavirus, then so be it.
While I am in awe about what things are coming down to, I’m striving not lose my mind, even if my place of worship is closed for a little while. With the church being closed I am reminded by my God that the church is more than the place I go to check in with other believers. It’s more than a place I’m called to for the monthly board meetings, weekly activities, and occasional cleaning. And certainly much more than the place I go to to be spiritually woken up for one day and not alway take the responsibility of feeding myself throughout the week.
The church is something that is also supposed to be in me. In all of us. Beyond the walls of the cathedrals, temples and churches, our duty as Christians is preach the gospel and live the gospel wherever we are. If you’re stuck at home during these times, you can still minister to one another through the internet. One of the good times when it does come in handy. Church or no church we owe it to ourselves to keep feeding ourselves so we don’t grow from on being fire for Christ to lukewarm and eventually stone cold.
Stay well. Let us not turn on each other. May we not let our fear overcome us. May we take this time to look to Christ, who has not turned His back on any of us. God Bless.