Dear Santa…just kidding
What do I want for Christmas? you ask. I don’t need a hippopotamus, for my apartment is too small. I don’t need front teeth, for I got mine and they sparkle. Don’t you dare send me a fruit cake. Whoever came up with such a concoction? What I want is for all of us to be in good health and for those of us who are sick to get better.
In order for that Christmas wish to happen we for sure have to put our faith in not a jolly elf, but in Christ the lord, who came to this world as a baby to deliver us. Just as Christ was giving the blind their sight, making people walk again, feeding the hungry; casting out evil spirits; so too can He take away the symptoms caused by the deadly Coronavirus.
If your facility has to be permanently or temporarily locked down, do not let this setback discourage you from worshiping; ministering or living the way we should. If Jesus could preach to multitudes on a mountain and overcome temptation in a wilderness and then be ministered by angels, so too can we not be defined by a structure designed for worship.
If your church facility has to be opened then please show your love for your neighbor by taking your temperatures before hand; wearing masks or face shields; washing your hands with soap and water or sanitizer; and keeping a six feet distance between your dear brother and sister. I know that last one is a difficult one because we love to congregate before and after a service. If there are church members who prefer to not take that chance of coming then please don’t force them to do so or try to sway them by saying to just leave it all in God’s hands; that it’s not “that bad” or that we Christians are safer than non church goers. God doesn’t force us to do anything, so why should we force anyone to do so. Also, even church members have tested positive. To my own church members, we will see each other soon. Even if that requires us to wait a little long. Happy Holidays!