This season, we’ve been hit with an unexpected glitch and for a moment, our schedules have been frozen in time. Due to the current situation, we’ve had to put things on pause for the time being. Perhaps you’ve had to cancel your vacation or postpone an event. Maybe you've lost work, had to delay a celebration or missed out on something else that’s important. The disruption and reset of our schedule can be disappointing, disorienting and can easily send us into a state of frustration and fear.
As our lives hit the pause button for the next little bit, my hope is that we wouldn’t press pause our relationship with Jesus. Instead, what if we leaned into the pause and allowed ourselves to be drawn nearer to the one who made us? What if during the unexpected pause, the noise of our lives starts to fade and we begin sense God’s presence and listen to His voice?
After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper.
1 Kings 19:12
Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.
Father, help us lean into to you. Turn down the noise of the fear of the unknown and help us trust in you rather than doubt the goodness of your heart. Teach us to be still, help us sense your presence and hear your voice.
In order to decrease our exposure to one another in the building, weekday Eucharist will be streamed once a week on Wednesday at noon, rather than during the regularly scheduled Tuesday and Thursday noonday hours.