Scripture: Matthew 5:6
We accepted it academically.
We believed it conceptually.
Now we know it personally: the Triune God cannot be bound by time, space, or place.
This understanding is one of the blessings Christ’s church has received from the horrible virus, COVID-19.
Sitting at my dining room table, leading worship, and officiating the Lord’s Supper on Zoom feels different from standing physically at the Communion Table before the people of God.
Yet, the bread and wine are no less valuable for those worshiping and communing at home.
God works through the elements, regardless of time, space, or place.
By the power of the Holy Spirit, he does good work within us and through us.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
– Matthew 5:6
Do I prefer in-person worship? Of course.
But the Lord keeps reminding me that this virus does not separate us from God’s love.
This virus allows us to show hospitality in new ways and show how we take joy in protecting the “least” among us as God’s people.
We still are blessed to be a blessing.
We still are the body of Christ, empowered as we faithfully move beyond the walls of our church buildings to seek and promote righteousness, exhibiting the kingdom of heaven to the world.
Prayer: Dearest Lord, thank you for giving your life – the ultimate sacrifice – so we might have hope. Help us share your eternal kingdom of love and grace here on Earth with the lost and lonely. Amen.
Katy Yates Brungraber, Chambersburg, PA
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